Improvement of the habitat of the Soprano Pipistrelle bat (Pipistrelus pygmaeus)

Improvement of the habitat of the Soprano Pipistrelle bat (Pipistrelus pygmaeus)

Other fauna
Other fauna

Improvement of the habitat of the Soprano Pipistrelle bat (Pipistrelus pygmaeus)

Programme for the installation of refuge boxes for bats as a measure to provide them with shelters due to the disappearance of their regular shelters as a result of the removal or death of mature trees and/or removal of abandoned human constructions.

Geographic scope: 

Turia Natural Park (Valencia)

Results: 
  • Installation of 61 nesting boxes for the Soprano Pipistrelle bat in electricity transmission towers and in trees in river basin and wooded areas.
  • 30% occupancy of the boxes installed in electricity transmission towers against occupancy of around 10% in trees, the largest occupation in the summer months compared to winter.
Period: 

2011-2016

In collaboration with: 
  • Autonomous Government of Valencia
  • General Directorate for the Natural Environment of the Regional Ministry of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment of the Autonomous Government of Valencia