Research and analysis

Bats as indicators of environmental quality

The Daubenton`s Waterway Survey was carried out by the Bat Conservation Trust in an attempt to demonstrate that bats are cost-effective indicators of environmental quality.


Bats as Indicators of Environmental Quality

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The principal objective of this report is to demonstrate that bats are cost-effective indicators of environmental quality. The specific objectives were:

  • To demonstrate how bat monitoring and environmental quality datasets can be linked
  • To show how new technology can incorporate more bat species and also non-bat species on present surveys cost effectively.
  • To strengthen volunteer involvement through development of a tailored, volunteer management database.
Published 25 June 2005