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
18 October 2016: We have another fantastic volunteer all the way from New Zealand - Isobel Oldfield. Isobel is currently doing an internship at the University of Stirling as part of her Masters in International Nature Conservation based at Lincoln University. Isobel has joined our communications and research team to help update the species pages on our website and has already made a fantastic contribution. Welcome to the team Isobel!!
Batwoman completed Tough Mudder to raise funds for southern African bat conservation efforts!
We are delighted to announce that Dr Sandie Sowler completed the infamous Tough Mudder on 20 August 2016 in just 3.5 hrs, covering 11.6 miles and 16 grueling obstacles after 3 months training.