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News | 16 Nov 2022

Bat-friendly cities: urban planning recommendations from new citizen science study

The researchers, who collaborated with citizen scientists to monitor Berlin’s bats, recommend minimising artificial light at night and creating good access for bats to forest patches and water bodies.

Urbanisation is one of the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss. Global urban area has doubled in the past 30 years and, by 2050, 68% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas. Given the huge growth in urban areas, conservation measures are needed to make cities more suitable for wildlife. Find out more here.