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.
As a small NGO we are largely a volunteer-based organisation. We are very fortunate to have a committed, dedicated and passionate team, who are the core of Bats without Borders.
Find out more about our vision, mission and commitments here.
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 130+ species!
Sadly, Africa is considered a bat conservation-void and bats are largely unprotected outside of protected areas. Habitat loss, land degradation and persecution are major threats to bat populations.
Can you help Bats without Borders?
Now more than ever we urgently need your help! Your support is critical to help protect southern African bats. If you are in a position to make a donation or help us with fundraising we would really appreciate the support. You can make a donation by clicking the link below, consider becoming a Friend of Bats without Borders or make a donation when joining some of our great events!
Your funding will go directly to support conservation and engagement activities as well as strengthening in-country capacity for sustainable long-term conservation.
Join FRIENDS of Bats without Borders
We are excited to have launched a Friends of Bats without Borders initiative! Your funding will go directly to support conservation and engagement activities as well as strengthening in-country capacity for sustainable long-term conservation.
To find our more you can either send an e-mail to our info e-mail or if you would like to sign up please complete this Friends form.
Find out about our #WingedWednesday Webinars
She did it!!! Our amazing volunteer Anne Youngman completed on an overnight 45-mile ultramarathon (!!) to raise funds for Bats without Borders' conservation work and awareness of the threats facing bats and the urgent need for action to protect them. Donate here
#FlyintoAction fundraising pack
Download our new community fundraising pack and join us to help conserve southern African bats.
Date for your diary: Wed 27 September
Join us for our next #WingedWednesday webinar with Dr Adana Fernandez; 'From babbling to singing: vocal development in the greater sac-winged bat'.
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