Manage grazing regimes to increase invertebrate prey
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Grazing regimes can be designed to maintain pasture in good condition and increase the abundance of invertebrate prey for bats. Bats may also forage over herds of grazing livestock, particularly at moderate stocking densities (e.g. Ancillotto et al 2017).
Ancillotto L., Ariano A., Nardone V., Budinski I., Rydell J. & Russo D. (2017) Effects of free-ranging cattle and landscape complexity on bat foraging: Implications for bat conservation and livestock management. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 241, 54–61.