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:
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Exciting volunteer opportunities!!
24 November 2017 - We have a range of opportunities such as fundraising support, desk based research or social media - writing materials or creating artwork. So if you are passionate about conservation and want to get involved click here to find out more.
First Southern African Conference was a huge success!
We are delighted to report that the first Southern African Bat Research Conference, which took place at the South African National Biodiversity Institute conference centre in Cape Town, 4 - 6 October 2017 was well supported with delegates from South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Cameroon and the USA.
Help us save southern Africa bats!
13 June 2017 - bats are faced with increasing threats due to human activity and negative public perceptions is a huge challenge for bat conservation.
Environmental education is one of the most effective tools in conservation. We are calling on all our supporters and people who care about bats to help us raise funding needed to start B.E.E.P. - Bat Environmental Education Project. Click here to find out more about this important project and how your donation can make a big difference!