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
22 May 2017 - big batty welcome to Kathy Halsall, who has joined our research team. Kathy has lots of experience working on bats in Malawi with ABC, New Zealand and the UK. We are delighted to have another passionate and dedicated volunteer!
25 March 2017 - we had a great day at our first Malawi education event, part of the monthly Kids Discovery workshops organised the WESM's (Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi) Blantyre branch. We had 16 young people and some parents, joined in the interactive talk followed by some batty craft activities designed by our lovely education volunteers Nicola Boulton and Helen Daly.