What Works in Conservation: 2017 - cover image

Journal

Copyright

William J. Sutherland

Published On

2017-01-16

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-308-7
Hardback978-1-78374-309-4
PDF978-1-78374-310-0
HTML978-1-80064-528-8
EPUB978-1-78374-311-7
MOBI978-1-78374-312-4

Language

  • English

Print Length

442 pages (xxxvi + 406)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 23 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.9" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 25 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1365g (48.15oz)
Hardback1757g (61.98oz)

Media

Illustrations1
Tables136

OCLC Number

973230488

BIC

  • RNK
  • RNKH
  • RND

BISAC

  • NAT010000
  • NAT011000
  • SCI026000

Keywords

  • Conservation
  • environment
  • practical intervention
  • amphibians
  • bats
  • birds
  • farmland
  • soil fertility
  • forests
  • invasive species
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    What Works in Conservation

    2017

    2nd Edition

    OUT OF PRINT

    Is leaving headlands in fields unsprayed beneficial for wildlife? Is paying farmers to cover the costs of bird conservation measures effective? Is using prescribed fire beneficial for young trees in forests? Does translocating frogs benefit wild populations? Is providing artificial roost structures for bats beneficial? What Works in Conservation has been created to provide practitioners with answers to these and many other questions about practical conservation. This book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of 763 conservation interventions based on summarized scientific evidence. Chapters cover the practical global conservation of amphibians, bats, birds and forests, conservation of European farmland biodiversity and some aspects of enhancing natural pest control, enhancing soil fertility and control of freshwater invasive species. It contains key results from the summarized evidence for each conservation intervention and an assessment of the effectiveness of each by international expert panels. The accompanying website www.conservationevidence.com describes each of the studies individually, and provides full references. This is the second edition of What Works in Conservation, which is revised on an annual basis. It will also available online as a free-to-download PDF at www.conservationevidence.com

    Table of 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. FOREST CONSERVATION

    5.1 Threat: Residential and commercial development

    5.2 Threat: Agriculture

    5.3 Threat: Transport and service corridors

    5.4 Threat: Biological resource use

    5.5 Habitat protection

    5.6 Threat: Invasive and other problematic species

    5.7 Threat: Pollution

    5.8 Threat: Climate change and severe weather

    5.9 Habitat protection

    5.10 Habitat restoration and creation

    5.11 Actions to improve survival and growth rate of planted trees

    5.12 Education and awareness raising

    6. SOME ASPECTS OF CONTROL OF FRESHWATER INVASIVE SPECIES

    6.1 Threat: Invasive plants

    6.2 Threat: Invasive molluscs

    6.3 Threat: Invasive crustaceans

    6.4 Threat: Invasive fish

    6.5 Threat: Invasive reptiles

    6.6 Threat: Invasive amphibians

    7. SOME ASPECTS OF ENHANCING NATURAL PEST CONTROL

    7.1 Reducing agricultural pollution

    7.2 All farming systems

    7.3 Arable farming

    7.4 Perennial farming

    7.5 Livestock farming and pasture

    8. ENHANCING SOIL FERTILITY

    8.1 Reducing agricultural pollution

    8.2 All farming systems

    8.3 Arable farming

    8.4 Livestock and pasture farming


    Contributors

    William J. Sutherland

    (editor)

    Nancy Ockendon

    (editor)