Action: Create roosting spaces for bats in road bridges and culverts
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of creating spaces for roosting bats in bridges and culverts 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.
Bridges and culverts can provide roosting opportunities for bats. Suitable roosting spaces, such as crevices, can be incorporated into the design of new bridges and culverts or can be added to existing structures (e.g. see Keeley & Tuttle 1999). For a similar intervention see ‘Maintain bat roosts in road bridges and culverts’.
Keeley B.W. & Tuttle M. (1999) Bats in American bridges. Bat Conservation International, Austin, Texas, USA.