Action: Provide artificial subterranean bat roosts to replace roosts in reclaimed mines
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of providing artificial subterranean bat roosts to replace roosts in reclaimed mines 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.
Artificial subterranean roosts may be provided in proximity to reclaimed mines to replace lost roosts. Similar interventions are described in ‘Threat: Human intrusions and disturbance – Caving and tourism – Provide artificial subterranean roosts to replace roosts in disturbed caves’ and ‘Habitat restoration and creation – Create artificial caves or hibernacula for bats’.