Action: Exclude bats from roosts prior to mine reclamation
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of excluding bats from roosts prior to mine reclamation 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.
Excluding bats from roosts within mines prior to reclamation may prevent injury or death. However, it is important to also consider the short-term and long-term impacts of exclusion from roosts on the survival and productivity of bat populations.