Action: Encourage homeowners to increase semi-natural habitat within gardens
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of encouraging homeowners to increase the amount of semi-natural habitat within gardens 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.
Encouraging homeowners to increase the amount of semi-natural habitat, such as hedges, trees, ponds and wild areas, in their gardens may provide bats with additional foraging and roosting opportunities within urban areas.