We are 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
23 May 2016 - Bats without Borders is delighted to announce that Kirsty Park Head of the BwB Board has been promoted to Professor at the University of Stirling #WomenInScience #batresearch #batconservation #MotivationMonday!
19 May 2016 - We are delighted to announce that one of our fantastic Advisory Board members Dr Sandie Sowler is taking part in the infamous Tough Mudder - 12 miles (19 km) to raise much needed funding for Bats without Borders on 20 August 2016. Sandie is an inspiring and passionate bat ecologist and trainer and is always up to a new challenge! We look forward to sharing some very muddy photos!
Please support Sandie's effort and sponsor her!