Encourage natural regeneration in former plantations
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Encouraging logged plantations to naturally regenerate may provide habitat for bats. Regenerating secondary forests has been found to provide important habitats for some bat species in fragmented landscapes, although it may take many years for bat assemblages to recover to levels found in undisturbed forest (e.g. Farneda et al. 2018, Rocha et al. 2018).
Farneda F.Z., Rocha R., López-Baucells A., Sampaio E.M., Palmeirim J.M., Bobrowiec P.E.D., Grelle C.E.V. & Meyer C.F.J. (2018) Functional recovery of Amazonian bat assemblages following secondary forest succession. Biological Conservation, 218, 192–199.
Rocha R., Ovaskainen O., López-Baucells A., Farneda F.Z., Sampaio E.M., Bobrowiec P.E.D., Cabeza M., Palmeirim J.M. & Meyer C.F.J. (2018) Secondary forest regeneration benefits old-growth specialist bats in a fragmented tropical landscape. Scientific Reports, 8, 3819.