Maui Study Finds Bat Core Ranges Are Larger Than Previously Thought

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Arrow points to a small white square that represents 40 acres, which is what the state bat guidance document recommends as the minimum area necessary to mitigate the loss of one bat. Colored shapes indicate where Maui bats tracked in a recent study spent 50 percent of their time. Credit: H.T. Harvey & Associates

At the state Endangered Species Recovery Committee (ESRC) meeting last month, members debated the best way to mitigate the effects wind farms have on endangered Hawaiian hoary bats, which are being killed at a rate much higher than expected when the farms were originally . . .

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