Global Bat Conservation Showcase
The Global Bat Conservation Showcase provided an insight into the variety of bats found around the world and the efforts being made to conserve them.
We collaborated with bat conservationists from around the world to share insights into their efforts to save some remarkable species of bats.
We will be showcasing bat conservation projects from across the globe. The event was hosted by Nils Bouillard, who is no stranger to bats from around the world after completing his Big Bat Year.
Programme (timings BST)
10:30 - Torang and Poniki: locally-driven conservation to protect big bats (Sulawesi)
10:45 - Bats of western Himalayas: Stories from a poorly surveyed region
11:00 - Back from the brink: Grey Long-eared Bat Project (UK)
11:15 - Break
11:30 - Bat lures (New Zealand)
11:45 - Transboundary bat conservation in the Romanian - Serbian "Iron Gates" biodiversity hotspot
12:00 - How tent morphology differs with habitat for tent-making bats in Honduras
12:15 - Christmas Island flying fox
12:30 - Population dynamics of the critically endangered southern bent-winged bat (Australasia)
12:45 - Lunch break
14:00 - Bat research in Nepal - a focus on endemic Nepalese bat
14:15 - An introduction to the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project (UK)
14:30 - Saving the Florida bonneted bat, the rarest bat in the United States, and its globally imperiled ecosystem
14:45 - Protecting cave roosting bats in Jamaica
15:00 - Protecting the last known maternity roost for the Fijian free-tailed bat
15:15 - Prairie bats conservation (US)
15:30 - Networking break
16:00 - Bat Research in the Peruvian Amazon
16:15 - Dahari – Conserving Livingstone’s Fruit Bats in the Comoros
16:30 - Battling for bats: Using applied research, education and outreach to conserve bats in Malawi
Recordings are available for those who couldn't attend on the day.
We are grateful to Wildlife Acoustics for co-sponsoring the event