Bat Conservation: Global evidence for the effects of interventions by Anna BerthinussenBat Conservation: Global evidence for the effects of interventions by Anna Berthinussen

Bat Conservation: Global evidence for the effects of interventions

byAnna Berthinussen, Olivia C. Richardson, John D. Altringham

Paperback | May 16, 2014

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This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of bats. The authors worked with an international group of bat experts and conservationists to develop a global list of interventions that could benefit bats.For each intervention, the book summarises studies captured by the Conservation Evidence project, where that intervention has been tested and its effects on bats quantified. The result is a thorough guide to what is known, or not known, about the effectiveness of bat conservation actions throughout the world.Bat Conservation is the fifth in a series of Synopses that will cover different species groups and habitats, gradually building into a comprehensive summary of evidence on the effects of conservation interventions for all biodiversity throughout the world.By making evidence accessible in this way, we hope to enable a change in the practice of conservation, so it can become more evidence-based. We also aim to highlight where there are gaps in knowledge.Evidence from all around the world is included. If there appears to be a bias towards evidence from northern European or North American temperate environments, this reflects a current bias in the published research that is available to us. Conservation interventions are grouped primarily according to the relevant direct threats, as defined in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Unified Classification of Direct Threats (
Anna Berthinussen is a post-doctorate researcher at the University of Leeds, currently working on a Defra-funded study of the interactions between bats and roads. She holds degrees in bat ecology and conservation (PhD) and Zoology (BSc), both from the University of Leeds. She has published several scientific papers and contributed to b...
Title:Bat Conservation: Global evidence for the effects of interventionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.22 inPublished:May 16, 2014Publisher:Pelagic PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1907807896

ISBN - 13:9781907807893

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Table of Contents

1 Threat: Residential and commercial development 2 Threat: Agriculture 3 Threat: Energy production - wind turbines 4 Threat: Energy production - mining 5 Threat: Transportation and service corridors 6 Threat: Biological resource use 7 Threat: Human disturbance - caving and tourism 8 Threat: Natural system modification - natural fire and fire suppression 9 Threat: Invasive species and disease 10 Threat: Pollution 11 Providing artificial roost structures for bats 12 Education and awareness raising Index

Editorial Reviews

This volume, Bat Conservation, is the fifth in the Synopses of Conservation Evidence series and it is linked to the online resource - Other editions in the series include Bee, Bird, Farmland and Amphibian Conservation. This is an excellent review with synopses of ecology practices and implementation for bat conservation which covers cases across continents. It is likely to be of interest to practitioners and students who would like to see evidence of plans and actions. Other editions for different species groups and habitats in this series of Conservation Evidence will be published by Pelagic Publishing.