Strengthen cultural traditions that discourage bat harvesting
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Species that provide an important cultural resource can be highly revered. For example, a study in the Solomon Islands found that bat teeth are used traditionally as currency, and the authors suggest that this tradition could be used to highlight the cultural value of bats and encourage sustainable hunting and conservation (Lavery & Fasi 2017).
Lavery T.H. & Fasi J. (2017) Buying through your teeth: traditional currency and conservation of flying foxes Pteropus spp. in Solomon Islands. Oryx, 1–8.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Bat Conservation
Bat Conservation - Published 2021