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.
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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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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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