Story: South Canterbury region

Monitoring long-tailed bats

Monitoring long-tailed bats

In 2006 a group of volunteers undertook a survey of South Canterbury’s long-tailed bats, catching them in traps and tagging them with transmitters. Their movements were then tracked, providing information on numbers and habitats. Ongoing monitoring will identify population trends and threats.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Climate, vegetation and wildlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017