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Title: Conservation requirements for the bat community in the Maltese Islands
Authors: Mifsud, Clare Marie
Vella, Adriana
Keywords: Bats -- Malta
Bats -- Conservation -- Malta
Ecology -- Malta
Environmental management -- Malta
Conservation biology -- Malta
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Croatian Biospeleological Society
Citation: Mifsud, C. M., & Vella, A. (2014). Conservation requirements for the bat community in the Maltese Islands. XIIIth European Bat Research Symposium, Sibenik.
Abstract: Islands offer unique ecosystem characteristics due to their small size, however, additional pressures are introduced as a result of limited resources and reduced gene flow and consequently such bat communities require special conservation considerations. The order Chiroptera on the Maltese Islands is a significant contributor to the local mammalian species diversity, yet, previous records show inconsistencies with respect to the identity of certain bat species. During this study such irregularities were addressed and species-specific ecological requirements were explored with the aim to introduce measures for effective bat conservation management within the Maltese Islands.
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