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- n. horseshoe bats
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The underground galleries hold ten species of wintering bat in reasonable numbers including the rare and Shreiber's bat Miniopterus schreibersi, lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros (VU), long-fingered bat Myotis capaccinii (VU), greater mouse-eared bat M. myotis, Savi's pipistrelle Pipistrellus savii and western barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus (VU).
Several of the mammals found in the ecoregion are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List, including otter (Lutra lutra), European mink (Mustela lutreola), and several species of bat (Rhinolophus euryale, R. hipposideros, Barbastella barbastellus, Myotis bechsteini, M. dasycneme, and M. emarginatus)
For the past 20 years the VWT has been acquiring and adapting buildings as nature reserves for the lesser horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus hipposideros.
Artificial street lights were placed along hedgerows used as flight routes by lesser horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus hipposideros) when they leave their colonies at night.