Conservation status of bat species in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland
Author:Jacinda Woolly, Ben Paris, Kerry Borkin, Ian Davidson-Watts, David Clarke, Fiona Davies, Chris Burton, Sabine Melzer
Source:Auckland Council Natural Environment Specialist Services
The regional conservation status of all known bat taxa in Tāmaki Makaurau / the Auckland region was assessed for the first time, using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). We used the draft Department of Conservation regional guidelines (Department of Conservation 2014) and followed the process outlined by the Greater Wellington Regional Council (Crisp, 2020). A total of two bat species were identified as present in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, the pekapeka-tou-poto, Northern lesser short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata aupourica) and the pekapeka-tou-roa, long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus). Both species were assessed as regionally threatened.
Auckland Council technical report, TR2023/4
Department of Conservation