Louisiade Woolly Bat Kerivoula agnella

Louisiade Woolly Bat Kerivoula agnella

Louisiade Woolly Bat Kerivoula agnella

Endangered

Location: Papua New Guinea

The Louisiade Woolly Bat is found in tropical lowland forest and hill forest, and is presumed to be a foliage gleaning insectivore (Bonaccorso 1998). All species of Kerivoula show a strong preference for intact closed forest habitats and a low tolerance for habitat degradation and fragmentation. Until proven otherwise, it should be assumed that populations of K. agnella will persist only in relatively intact forest habitat.

The Louisiade Wooly Bat is endangered in #PapuaNewGuinea due to #deforestation for #palmoil and pesticides used in #palmoil plantations. Change your shopping habits and help save this forgotten species. #Boycott4Wildlife

The major threat to this species is forest degradation, clearance and conversion to plantations or gardens. Pesticide use in oil palm plantations might pose a secondary threat.

IUCN Red List

Progressive declines and extinctions of individual island populations also threaten the persistence of the species as a whole by limiting opportunities for natural or assisted reintroductions.

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Further Information

Aplin, K. & Armstrong, K.D. 2020. Kerivoula agnella. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T10968A21975540. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T10968A21975540.en. Downloaded on 31 January 2021.

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