What Works in Conservation: 2018 - cover image

Journal

Copyright

Authors

Published On

2018-05-16

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-428-2
Hardback978-1-78374-429-9
PDF978-1-78374-430-5
HTML978-1-80064-550-9
XML978-1-78374-624-8
EPUB978-1-78374-431-2
MOBI978-1-78374-432-9

Language

  • English

Print Length

660 pages (liv + 606)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 34 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.33" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 37 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.44" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback2016g (71.11oz)
Hardback2421g (85.40oz)

Media

Illustrations1
Tables217

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

    2018

    OUT OF PRINT

    What are the best means of reducing illegal hunting of primates? Does changing the type of livestock benefit heathland vegetation? Does removing the upper layer of peat enhance peatland restoration? Is flame treatment effective for dealing with invasive floating pennywort? 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 1277 conservation interventions based on summarized scientific evidence. The 2018 edition contains new chapters covering practical global conservation of primates, peatlands, shrublands and heathlands, management of captive animals as well as an extended chapter on control of freshwater invasive species. Other chapters cover the 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.

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    Who is What Works in Conservation for?

    The Conservation Evidence project

    Which conservation interventions are included?

    How we review the literature

    What does What Works in Conservation include?

    Expert assessment of the evidence

    Categorization of interventions

    How to use What Works in Conservation

    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. PEATLAND CONSERVATION

    6.1 Threat: Residential and commercial development

    6.2 Threat: Agriculture and aquaculture

    6.3 Threat: Energy production and mining

    6.4 Threat: Transportation and service corridors

    6.5 Threat: Biological resource use

    6.6 Threat: Human intrusions and disturbance

    6.7 Threat: Natural system modifications

    6.8 Threat: Invasive and other problematic species

    6.9 Threat: Pollution

    6.10 Threat: Climate change and severe weather

    6.11 Habitat creation and restoration

    6.12 Actions to complement planting

    6.13 Habitat protection

    6.14 Education and awareness

    7. PRIMATE CONSERVATION

    7.1 Threat: Residential and commercial development

    7.2 Threat: Agriculture

    7.3 Threat: Energy production and mining

    7.4 Threat: Transportation and service corridors

    7.5 Threat: Biological resource use

    7.6 Threat: Human intrusions and disturbance

    7.7 Threat: Natural system modifications

    7.8 Threat: Invasive and other problematic species and genes

    7.9 Threat: Pollution

    7.10 Education and Awareness

    7.11 Habitat protection

    7.12 Species management

    7.13 Livelihood; economic and other incentives

    8. SHRUBLAND AND HEATHLAND CONSERVATION

    8.1 Threat: Residential and commercial development

    8.2 Threat: Agriculture and aquaculture

    8.3 Threat: Energy production and mining

    8.4 Threat: Biological resource use

    8.5 Threat: Transportation and service corridors

    8.6 Threat: Human intrusions and disturbance

    8.7 Threat: Natural system modifications

    8.8 Threat: Invasive and other problematic species

    8.9 Threat: Pollution

    8.10 Threat: Climate change and severe weather

    8.11 Threat: Habitat protection

    8.12 Habitat restoration and creation

    8.13 Actions to benefit introduced vegetation

    8.14 Education and awareness

    9. MANAGEMENT OF CAPTIVE ANIMALS

    9.1 Ex-situ conservation – breeding amphibians

    9.2 Promoting health and welfare in captive carnivores (felids, canids and ursids) through feeding practices

    9.3 Promoting natural feeding behaviours in primates in captivity

    10. SOME ASPECTS OF CONTROL OF FRESHWATER INVASIVE SPECIES

    10.1 Threat: Invasive plants

    10.2 Threat: Invasive molluscs

    10.3 Threat: Invasive crustaceans

    10.4 Threat: Invasive fish

    10.5 Threat: Invasive reptiles

    10.6 Threat: Invasive amphibians

    11. SOME ASPECTS OF ENHANCING NATURAL PEST CONTROL

    11.1 Reducing agricultural pollution

    11.2 All farming systems

    11.3 Arable farming

    11.4 Perennial farming

    11.5 Livestock farming and pasture

    12. ENHANCING SOIL FERTILITY

    12.1 Reducing agricultural pollution

    12.2 All farming systems

    12.3 Arable farming

    12.4 Livestock and pasture farming


    Contributors

    William J. Sutherland

    (editor)

    Nancy Ockendon

    (editor)

    Silviu O. Petrovan

    (editor)