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What Works in Conservation 2015

Series: What Works in Conservation Volume: 1

By: William J Sutherland (Editor), Lynn V Dicks (Editor), Nancy Ockendon (Editor), Rebecca K Smith (Editor)

338 pages, colour tables

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Paperback | Jul 2015 | #225390 | ISBN-13: 9781783741571
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About this book

- Is planting grass margins around fields beneficial for wildlife?
- Which management interventions increase bee numbers in farmland?
- Does helping migrating toads across roads increase populations?
- How do you reduce predation on bird populations?

What Works in Conservation has been created to provide practitioners with answers to these and many other questions about practical conservation.

What Works in Conservation provides an assessment of the effectiveness of 648 conservation interventions based on summarized scientific evidence relevant to the practical global conservation of amphibians, reducing the risk of predation for birds, conservation of European farmland biodiversity and some aspects of enhancing natural pest control and soil fertility. It contains key results from the summarized evidence for each conservation intervention and an assessment of the effectiveness of each by international expert panels. What Works in Conservation is published in partnership with the Conservation Evidence project and is fully linked to the project's website where more detailed evidence and references can be freely accessed.

"[...] This book successfully collates the pros and cons of a wide range of conservation techniques based on available scientific evidence. It also highlights the need for more research to be done, not least into some of the more basic procedures."
– Chris Gregory, BTO book reviews


Contents

Introduction

1. AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION
    1.1 Threat: Residential and commercial development
    1.2 Threat: Agriculture
    1.3 Threat: Energy production and mining
    1.4 Threat: Transportation and service corridors
    1.5 Threat: Biological resource use
    1.6 Threat: Human intrusions and disturbance
    1.7 Threat: Natural system modifications
    1.8 Threat: Invasive and other problematic species
    1.9 Threat: Pollution
    1.10 Threat: Climate change and severe weather
    1.11 Habitat protection
    1.12 Habitat restoration and creation
    1.13 Species management
    1.14 Education and awareness raising
        
2. BAT CONSERVATION
    2.1 Threat: Residential and commercial development
    2.2 Threat: Agriculture
    2.3 Threat: Energy production – wind turbines
    2.4 Threat: Energy production – mining
    2.5 Threat: Transportation and service corridors
    2.6 Threat: Biological resource use
    2.7 Threat: Human disturbance – caving and tourism
    2.8 Threat: Natural system modification – natural fire and fire suppression
    2.9 Threat: Invasive species
    2.10 Threat: Pollution
    2.11 Providing artificial roost structures for bats
    2.12 Education and awareness raising
                   
3. BIRD CONSERVATION
    3.1 Habitat protection
    3.2 Education and awareness raising
    3.3 Threat: Residential and commercial development
    3.4 Threat: Agriculture
    3.5 Threat: Energy production and mining
    3.6 Threat: Transportation and service corridors
    3.7 Threat: Biological resource use
    3.8 Threat: Human intrusions and disturbance
    3.9 Threat: Natural system modifications
    3.10 Habitat restoration and creation
    3.11 Threat: Invasive alien and other problematic species
    3.12 Threat: Pollution
    3.13 Threat: Climate change, extreme weather and geological events
    3.14 General responses to small/declining populations
    3.15 Captive breeding, rearing and releases (ex situ conservation)

4. FARMLAND CONSERVATION
    4.1 All farming systems
    4.2 Arable farming
    4.3 Perennial (non-timber) crops
    4.4 Livestock farming
    4.5 Threat: Residential and commercial development
    4.6 Threat: Agri-chemicals
    4.7 Threat: Transport and service corridors
    4.8 Threat: Hunting and trapping (for pest control, food or sport)
    4.9 Threat: Natural system modification
    4.10 Threat: Invasive and other problematic species
    4.11 Threat: Education and awareness

5. SOME ASPECTS OF CONTROL OF FRESHWATER INVASIVE SPECIES
    5.1 Threat: Invasive amphibians
    5.2 Threat: Invasive crustaceans

6. SOME ASPECTS OF ENHANCING NATURAL PEST CONTROL
    6.1 Reducing agricultural pollution
    6.2 All farming systems
    6.3 Arable farming
    6.4 Perennial farming
    6.5 Livestock farming and pasture

7. ENHANCING SOIL FERTILITY
    7.1 Reducing agricultural pollution
    7.2 All farming systems
    7.3 Arable farming
    7.4 Livestock and pasture farming


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