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190 actions found

Provide bat boxes for roosting bats
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 39 studies
Provide bat boxes for roosting bats
Reinstate bat roosts in felled tree trunks
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 1 study
Reinstate bat roosts in felled tree trunks
Create artificial caves or hibernacula for bats
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 2 studies
Create artificial caves or hibernacula for bats
Restore or create forest or woodland
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 2 studies
Restore or create forest or woodland
Restore or create grassland
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 1 study
Restore or create grassland
Manage microclimate of artificial bat roosts
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 3 studies
Manage microclimate of artificial bat roosts
Breed bats in captivity
Unlikely to be beneficial Based on: 6 studies
Breed bats in captivity
Rehabilitate injured/orphaned bats to maintain wild bat populations
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 4 studies
Rehabilitate injured/orphaned bats to maintain wild bat populations
Exclude bats from roosts during building work
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 1 study
Exclude bats from roosts during building work
Encourage homeowners to plant gardens with night-scented flowers
No evidence found (no assessment) Based on: 0 studies
Encourage homeowners to plant gardens with night-scented flowers
Encourage homeowners to increase semi-natural habitat within gardens
No evidence found (no assessment) Based on: 0 studies
Encourage homeowners to increase semi-natural habitat within gardens
Protect greenfield sites or undeveloped land in urban areas
No evidence found (no assessment) Based on: 0 studies
Protect greenfield sites or undeveloped land in urban areas
Legally protect bats during development
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 3 studies
Legally protect bats during development
Engage farmers and landowners to manage land for bats
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 1 study
Engage farmers and landowners to manage land for bats
Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland
No evidence found (no assessment) Based on: 0 studies
Provide or retain set-aside areas in farmland
Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape
No evidence found (no assessment) Based on: 0 studies
Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape
Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)
No evidence found (no assessment) Based on: 0 studies
Reduce field size (or maintain small fields)
Retain unmown field margins
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 1 study
Retain unmown field margins
Plant field margins with a diverse mix of plant species
No evidence found (no assessment) Based on: 0 studies
Plant field margins with a diverse mix of plant species
Plant new hedges
No evidence found (no assessment) Based on: 0 studies
Plant new hedges
Manage hedges to benefit bats
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 1 study
Manage hedges to benefit bats
Manage ditches to benefit bats
No evidence found (no assessment) Based on: 0 studies
Manage ditches to benefit bats
Retain existing in-field trees
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 2 studies
Retain existing in-field trees

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