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
Big batty welcome to our latest volunteers
3 March 2018 - we are excited to welcome Kate Derrick to our fundraising and research team. Kate is from the UK, now lives in France and has extensive African bat experience so a very welcome addition to our volunteer group! Click here to find out more about Kate.
21 February 2018 - we are delighted to announce that James Winter has recently joined the Bats without Borders research team. James is a recent Masters graduate in Environmental Management from the University of Stirling we are very happy he has joined our operational team. Click here to find out more about James.