Action: Restore or create wetlands
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of restoring or creating 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.
Wetlands can support high numbers of aquatic insects and provide important foraging and drinking habitats for bats. Wetlands may be created in proximity to existing habitats or habitat corridors. Restoration of wetlands may involve a combination of interventions, such as removing invasive and emergent plants and maintaining bankside vegetation and trees.
For evidence relating to managing water bodies in arid areas, see ‘Threat: Climate change and severe weather – Manage natural water bodies in arid areas to prevent desiccation’.