Action: Introduce other food sources to replace bat meat
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of introducing other food sources to replace bat meat 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.
Bat meat may provide a source of protein during food shortages or in countries where the cost of meat is high. Introducing other food sources to replace bat meat may reduce hunting pressure. This could include introducing new husbandry practices, such as chicken or fish farming.