The large false serotine is known to occur in protected areas, such as the Sapagaya Forest Reserve and the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah, Malaysia (1). Its only record in Thailand is also from a protected area, the Kangkachan Nature Reserve (6).
Logging will continue to be a problem for the large false serotine, particularly of dipterocarp forest. Suggested conservation measures include the sustainable management of forests, which would help to conserve the large false serotine and other threatened forest species. Sustainable logging will also benefit humans, as it ensures timber production for the future while preserving biodiversity (9).
Very little is known about the distribution and biology of the large false serotine, and as with other species more research is needed in order to better understand how to conserve it. This would lead to the best possible “Species Action Plan” for its conservation (11). In the past the most successful bat conservation projects have worked with a long term view of the species and its habitat. Support of local people and the government is also crucial in any conservation programme (10).