Enhance natural habitat features to improve landscape connectivity to allow for range shifts of bats
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Landscape connectivity is important to allow for the range shift of bats in response to climate change (e.g. Aguiar et al. 2016). Natural habitat features such as forest corridors may be enhanced and/or extended to reduce habitat fragmentation.
This intervention will also depend on the availability of suitable habitats in new areas. See ‘Provide suitable bat foraging and roosting habitat at expanding range fronts’.
Aguiar L.M.S., Bernard E., Ribeiro V., Machado R.B. & Jones G. (2016) Should I stay or should I go? Climate change effects on the future of Neotropical savannah bats. Global Ecology and Conservation, 5, 22–33.