Control harmful invasive bat prey species
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Bats may feed on harmful invasive prey species. For example, ghost bats Macroderma gigas have been reported to eat poisonous invasive cane toads Rhinella marina in Australia, which may have contributed to ghost bat population declines (White et al. 2016).
White A.W., Morris I., Madani G. & Archer M. (2016) Are cane toads Rhinella marina impacting ghost bats Macroderma gigas in Northern Australia? Australian Zoologist, 38, 183–191.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Bat Conservation
Bat Conservation - Published 2021