Study

Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in native and reforested areas in Rancho Alegre, Parana, Brazil

  • Published source details Gallo P.H., dos Reis N.R., Andrade F.R. & Almeida I.G. (2010) Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in native and reforested areas in Rancho Alegre, Parana, Brazil. Revista de Biología Tropical, 58, 1311-1322

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Restore or create forest or woodland

Action Link
Bat Conservation
  1. Restore or create forest or woodland

    A site comparison study in 2007–2008 in two native forest fragments in southern Brazil (Gallo et al. 2010) found that a reforested area had lower bat diversity than a protected native forest fragment. In the reforested area, 105 bats of six species were captured, and in the protected forest fragment, 397 bats of 14 species were captured (diversity data reported as diversity indices). No comparisons were made before and after restoration, or with unrestored areas. Both forests consisted of native tree species. The protected forest fragment (108 ha) had been selectively logged 20 years previously. The reforested area (12 ha) had previously been cleared for agriculture and cattle grazing, and had been planted with native tree species in 2002. At each of two sites, bats were captured in eight mist nets at ground level for 6 h from sunset on two consecutive nights. Each site was surveyed four times in spring, summer, autumn and winter in 2007 or 2008.

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