Bats without Borders is a not-for-profit organisation working across southern Africa to conserve bat populations and biodiversity by engaging with children, adults, students, researchers, communities, decision makers, conservationists, land managers, agricultural industry and private and public institutions.
Bats are an incredibly important and diverse group of mammals that are still largely misunderstood, feared and persecuted but attitudes are beginning to change....
Bats provide vital ecosystem services that are important for people and ecosystem health. Bats can eat huge quantities of insects, included on their menu are mosquitoes and some important agricultural insect pests (such as stink bugs). In addition to being major insect predators, bats are also important seed disperses and pollinators.
Bats have been declining at alarming rates in the last 20 years globally and in southern Africa so little is known we are unable to monitor population trends. In order to help our important allies we are committed to:
Batty news and events
Find out more about Helen working on bats in an agricultural landscape in Zambia
24 November 2018 - Helen Taylor-Boyd, one of our long-standing volunteers, needs our support to carry out important research on bats in an agricultural landscape in Zambia. Find out more about Helen's Agribats project and how you can help!
Big batty welcome to Helen, our latest volunteer!
19 November 2018 - we are happy to introduce our newest addition to the bat team - Helen Miller!