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
19 July 2016: This #ChampionTuesday we are delighted to announce that you can help us raise much needed funding for bat conservation without it costing you anything!
We have joined forces with ChariTable Bookings - all you need to do is get the app, set us as your charity of choice and for every restaurant booking you make the restaurant will donate £1 per person to us!
19 July 2016: New book about to be launched in August - EVOLUTION'S CHIMERA Bats and the marvel of evolutionary adaptation. Click here to order online.
15 July 2016: Exciting times! Just 15 days until the International Bat Research Conference held in Durban, South Africa!!
On Wednesday 3rd August we there will be a southern African bat conservation prioritisation workshop, after the IUCN workshop. Please sign up to the workshop and come and give your input.