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 August 2016: We are delighted to announce that we will be part of a team organising the first southern African bat conference! To help get the ball rolling we are asking researchers, ecological consultants and bat group members to complete this very short online survey to help us ensure the conference benefits everyone.
14 August 2016: Jane Burd from the ReWild NPC is running a Bat Rehabilitation Course in Johannesburg on 10 - 11 September 2016. For the course to go ahead they need a minimum of 8 people. For further information on the course content check our our or ReWild NPC's Facebook page for more information. To find out additional information or to book please contact: info@ReWildNPC.co.za , message them on FaceBook or phone +27 (0)82 457 7297
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.