Action: Introduce and enforce legislation to regulate harvesting of bat guano
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- We found no studies that evaluated the effects of introducing and enforcing legislation to regulate the harvesting of bat guano 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.
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.