Action: Inform the public of ways to reduce disturbance to bats in caves
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of informing the public of ways to reduce disturbance to bats in caves on bat populations.
‘We found no studies’ means that we have not yet found any studies that have directly evaluated this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Educational or informative signs for the public are often used at bat hibernation sites in conjunction with other interventions to reduce human disturbance. See also ‘Impose restrictions on cave visits’.