providing expert advice on bat ecology and the monitoring of indigenous bat species.
New Zealand's bat species, the long-tailed bat and lesser short-tailed bat, are New Zealand's only indigenous terrestrial mammals. But they currently face many challenges that include predation and habitat loss, direct mortality from tree felling, and difficulties from the implications of climate change.
4Sight offers in-house bat expertise that enables us to advise our clients where potential bat habitats may be located and develop a strategy to ensure they are protected throughout the duration of a project.
Our team is experienced in bioacoustics monitoring of bats, radio-tracking, and roost tree identification. They have extensive experience managing the impacts of vegetation removal on bats, having worked on numerous projects where bats were involved ranging from minor scale pruning to extensive infrastructure and roading projects. Their expertise also include:
Evaluation of urbanisation effects on bats;
Developing performance standards and habitat enhancement measures;
Developing delivery strategies for the protection and enhancement of bat habitat;
Preparing and implementing bat monitoring plans; and