Introduce and enforce legislation to regulate harvesting of bat guano
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Guidelines for the sustainable harvesting of bat guano have been drawn up by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN SSC 2014). Introducing and enforcing legislation informed by such guidelines may help to reduce the negative impact of guano harvesting on bat populations.
IUCN SSC (2014) IUCN SSC Guidelines for minimizing the negative impact to bats and other cave organisms from guano harvesting. Ver. 1.0. IUCN, Gland.