Bats without Borders is dedicated to conserving bats, biodiversity and healthy ecosystems within southern Africa’s changing landscape. We will achieve this by supporting and conducting applied research that informs targeted conservation action, strengthening local capacity and promoting a positive attitude towards bats through public engagement. Find out more about our mission here.
Bats and COVID-19 - separating facts from fiction
6 May 2020: Bats without Borders and Bat Conservation Africa release a joint statement to summarise the facts about bats and COVID-19 pandemic, in response to rampant persecution of bats across Africa.
Find out about our #WingedWednesday Webinars
This new initiative will be starting this coming Wednesday (13th May), we aim to bring you one webinar a week every Wednesday afternoon. Please sign up ahead of time so we can send you joining instructions and we can also keep you updated on our other talks.
Online training courses
Please take a few minutes to take part in our short survey to help us priorities our new online training courses!
Did you know?
There are over 1,420+ bat species globally? Accounting for ~20% of mammals worldwide. Africa has an incredible diversity of 300+ species, and across southern Africa we have 120+ species!
Sadly, Africa is considered a bat conservation-void and bats are largely unprotected outside of protected areas. Habitat loss, land degradation, unsustainable hunting and rampant persecution are major threats to bat populations.
Bats, as the underdog and heavily persecuted, urgently need your help! Your support is critical to help protect African bats.