Action: Reopen entrances to closed mines and make suitable for roosting bats
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of reopening entrances to closed mines and making them suitable for roosting bats 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.
Mines that have previously been closed and sealed may be reopened to provide roosting sites for bats. Modifications may be required to create access points and a suitable microclimate for bats.