Restrict the collection of bat specimens for research
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Both ethical and conservation concerns have been raised over the unnecessary collection of bat specimens for research (e.g. Russo et al. 2017). It has been suggested that there should be stricter regulation and the use of alternatives, such as collecting tissue or fur samples for molecular analysis, should be encouraged.
Russo D., Ancillotto L., Hughes A.C., Galimberti A. & Mori E. (2017) Collection of voucher specimens for bat research: conservation, ethical implications, reduction, and alternatives. Mammal Review, 47, 237–246.