Replace or improve habitat for bats around roads
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
There is evidence that the effect of a road on bat diversity is reduced in better quality bat habitat (Berthinussen & Altringham 2012). Replacing lost habitat and improving habitat quality (for example by planting trees, hedges, woodland or creating wetlands) around roads may reduce the negative impact on bats.
For interventions relating to more general habitat improvements, see ‘Habitat restoration and creation’
Berthinussen A. & Altringham J. (2012) The effect of a major road on bat activity and diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49, 82–89.