Action: Retain wetlands
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of retaining wetlands 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.
Wetland habitats are important for bats, providing a foraging and drinking resource (e.g. see Korine et al 2016). Retaining wetlands may help to maintain bat populations.
Korine C., Adams R., Russo D., Fisher-Phelps M. & Jacobs D. (2016) Bats and water: Anthropogenic alterations threaten global bat populations. Pages 215–241 in: Voigt C. C. & Kingston T. (eds.) Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World. Springer International Publishing, Cham.