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119 actions found

Raise water levels in ditches or grassland
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 13 studies
Raise water levels in ditches or grassland
Control weeds without damaging other plants in conservation areas
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 12 studies
Control weeds without damaging other plants in conservation areas
Create skylark plots
Beneficial Based on: 11 studies
Create skylark plots
Manage ditches to benefit wildlife
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 11 studies
Manage ditches to benefit wildlife
Control predatory mammals and birds (foxes, crows, stoats and weasels)
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 11 studies
Control predatory mammals and birds (foxes, crows, stoats and weasels)
Provide nest boxes for birds
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 10 studies
Provide nest boxes for birds
Plant crops in spring rather than autumn
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 9 studies
Plant crops in spring rather than autumn
Plant new hedges
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 8 studies
Plant new hedges
Convert or revert arable land to permanent grassland
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 8 studies
Convert or revert arable land to permanent grassland
Exclude livestock from semi-natural habitat (including woodland)
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 8 studies
Exclude livestock from semi-natural habitat (including woodland)
Use mowing techniques to reduce mortality
Beneficial Based on: 8 studies
Use mowing techniques to reduce mortality
Provide buffer strips alongside water courses (rivers and streams)
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 7 studies
Provide buffer strips alongside water courses (rivers and streams)
Raise mowing height on grasslands to benefit farmland wildlife
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 7 studies
Raise mowing height on grasslands to benefit farmland wildlife
Provide 'sacrificial' grasslands to reduce the impact of wild geese on crops
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 6 studies
Provide 'sacrificial' grasslands to reduce the impact of wild geese on crops
Leave uncut strips of rye grass on silage fields
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 6 studies
Leave uncut strips of rye grass on silage fields
Create scrapes and pools
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 6 studies
Create scrapes and pools
Use traditional breeds of livestock
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 5 studies
Use traditional breeds of livestock
Plant cereals in wide-spaced rows
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 5 studies
Plant cereals in wide-spaced rows
Connect areas of natural or semi-natural habitat
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 5 studies
Connect areas of natural or semi-natural habitat
Plant more than one crop per field (intercropping)
Evidence not assessed Based on: 5 studies
Plant more than one crop per field (intercropping)
Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 5 studies
Increase the proportion of semi-natural habitat in the farmed landscape
Provide owl nest boxes (Tawny owl, Barn owl)
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 5 studies
Provide owl nest boxes (Tawny owl, Barn owl)
Increase crop diversity
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 4 studies
Increase crop diversity

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