Hawaiian Hoary Bat

WEST is conducting a multi-year study to assess the distribution and occupancy of Hawaiian hoary bats on the island of Oahu and is nearing completion of the second of four years of planned data collection with drone imagery. The study is being conducted with oversight from Hawaii’s Endangered Species Research Committee and is a cooperative effort engaging multiple agencies and private entities. Information gained from the study will inform future conservation efforts targeting Hawaii’s only endemic land mammal by identifying areas of the island that have higher year-round use by, or that may be seasonally important to Hawaiian hoary bats.