The Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum) is listed as Special Concern in Canada under Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). It was designated as Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), primarily because of a small population size, although loss of prey and foraging sites and disturbance of roosting sites are also concerns. The Spotted Bat is ranked S3S4 (vulnerable to apparently secure) in British Columbia (B.C.) and is on the provincial Blue list. Globally the Spotted Bat is ranked G4 (apparently secure) by NatureServe. The B.C. Conservation Framework ranks the Spotted Bat as a priority 2 under goal 1 (contribute to global efforts for species and ecosystem conservation) and goal 3 (maintain the diversity of native species and ecosystems). It is protected from capture and killing under the B.C. Wildlife Act. It also is listed in the category of species at risk under the Forest and Range Practices Act, which enables habitat management tools as per the Identified Wildlife Management Strategy.
The Spotted Bat is a medium-sized cliff roosting bat. It is easily distinguishable from other bats by its black fur, which contrasts with three distinct white patches on the back. However, and, unlike other bat species in B.C, its echolocation call is audible to the unaided human ear. ...
The management goal is to maintain a stable or increasing population of the Spotted Bat distributed throughout the species present range in B.C.
1. Protect and manage important habitat for Spotted Bat in B.C.
2. Clarify population numbers, the distribution of roosting and foraging habitat, and trends for Spotted Bat populations and habitat in B.C.
3. Address knowledge gaps relating to wintering habitat use and foraging habitat use quantification, for the Spotted Bat
B.C. Ministry of Environment. 2013. Management Plan for the Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum) in British Columbia. Province of British Columbia. Management Plan (Species at risk)
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Scientific Name: Euderma maculatum
English Name: Spotted Bat
Other Identifier: QL737.C595 B27 2013/333.95'947/C2013-980027-1
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