Action: Retain bat access points to caves
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of retaining bat access points to caves 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.
Access points should be retained within caves to allow continued use by roosting bats. For a similar intervention, see ‘Threat: Energy production and mining – Mining – Retain access points for bats following mine closures’.