23rd November 2018

Kate Barlow was a very special person. Not only did she contribute hugely to bat conservation in several ways, but also she was a lovely person, never too busy to give time and encouragement to others, just when they most needed it. It is very fitting that the Kate Barlow Award scheme gives an opportunity to others to carry on with the work she loved.

Closing date is 5pm GMT, 3rd December 2018

It’s not too late to apply for the Kate Barlow Award.

Kate Barlow with her dog Laika

Open to postgraduate students anywhere in the world, one award of up to £4,500 will be made towards the costs of a bat research project of no less than four months duration which has direct relevance for bat conservation. Kirsten Lear, the 2017 winner, worked on the design of bat-friendly agave management, beneficial for both the Mexican long-nosed bats that feed on them as well as the local people whose livelihood relies on agaves. The 2018 winner, Laura Pulscher, investigated the food sources of the Christmas Island Flying-Fox, and how understanding and protecting these can help prevent further declines of these rare bats.

To learn how to take advantage of this opportunity and to read more about Kirsten and Laura’s work visit https://www.bats.org.uk/our-wo...

If you would like to donate to the Award click here: https://www.justgiving.com/cam...