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First Utilization Record of Bat Box for Bat Conservation in Korea

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  • 전영신 (동국대학교 생명과학과) ;
  • 김성철 (동국대학교 생명과학과) ;
  • 한상훈 (한반도야생동물연구소) ;
  • 정철운 (동국대학교 생명과학과)
  • Received : 2018.11.05
  • Accepted : 2018.12.14
  • Published : 2019.01.31

Abstract

In order to collect base line data for setting up bat boxes, we established a total of 30 bat boxes in 2017. The bat boxes were established on the sidewalls of overpass and on the inside of girder bridges. Since establishing bat boxes, we regularly confirmed whether or not they were used; in June 2018, we confirmed that a total of six bat boxes were being used by Pipistrellus abramus and Myotis aurascens. It was confirmed that P. abramus used one bat box each out of five bat boxes, and that many adult females of M. aurascens used a single bat box as a place for maternity roosts. This result is the first use case for setting up bat boxes across the country, and could be used as baseline data to build roosts for bats by setting up additional bat boxes in the future.

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