Retain habitat connectivity between habitat patches
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Habitat destruction and fragmentation are important factors in the decline of bat populations. Retaining linear habitat features and corridors of native vegetation between suitable habitat patches may help to maintain bat populations (e.g. Frey-Ehrenbold et al 2013, Heim et al 2015).
For similar interventions, see ‘Retain existing bat commuting routes’ and ‘Habitat restoration and creation – Restore or create linear habitat features/green corridors’.