The mining of bat guano for agricultural purposes has occurred throughout Australia, and as a small localized industry has often been subject to considerable conflict. The history of this mining at Naracoorte, South Australia is outlined and demonstrates continuing conflict both within the local community and with the more distant state government. There are insufficient data to understand the impact of mining upon the bat population.
Much ado about very little: bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) guano mining at Naracoorte, South Australia
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Elery Hamilton-Smith; Much ado about very little: bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) guano mining at Naracoorte, South Australia. Australian Zoologist 1 April 1998; 30 (4): 387–391. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.1998.003
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