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Bat News from the Field

  • Conservation Hero at Madagasikara Voakajy

    We are pleased to announce that Daudet Andriafidison, Community and Conservation Programme Manager at Madagasikara Voakajy, has been selected among the 19 Disney Worldwide Conservation Hero. A great thank you to Lubee Bat Conservancy who nominated him!

  • Golden Frog Strategy Launched

    The Minister of the Environment and Forests officially launched the Golden Mantella Frog conservation strategy in a ceremony in Moramanga, on World Wetlands Day. The strategy was prepared by the Malagasy government, Madagasikara Voakajy and Conservation International, and sets out a series of goals and objectives for the next five years. The Golden Mantella frog is Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and its remaining habitats in the Moramanga District are threatened by mining and deforestation.

  • International prize for our bat student

    Radosoa Andrianaivoarivelo, a Madagasikara Voakajy member of staff who is doing his PhD at the University of Antananarivo, was awarded a prize for his report about his internship at Bangor University.
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Bat Publications

  • file iconHabitat use by the endemic Malagasy bat Hipposideros commersoni in a littoral forest

    We investigated habitat use by the endemic Malagasy bat Hipposideros commersoni in evergreen littoral rainforest during the wet season in 2006, in order to better inform conservation guidelines. We used radiotracking to locate roosting and foraging sites.

  • file iconAlimentation et dispersion des graines chez Rousettus madagascariensis

    Andrianaivoarivelo, A.R., E.J. Petit, N. Razafindrakoto and P.A. Racey. 2012

    Revue Ecologique (Terre et Vie) Vol. 67:179-191

  • file iconSmall Fruit Bat Conservation in Eastern Madagascar

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Despite the high profile of Madagascar’s land mammals, the bats were often neglected during the many rapid biodiversity assessment surveys that were conducted on the island in the late 1980s and 1990s. The first solution to this problem was to raise the capacity of Malagasy scientists to engage in bat conservation studies because it was clear that bats were not on the agenda of visiting scientists.

Commerson's leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros commersoni
Eastern Sucker-footed bat
Madagascar Rousette
Madagascar Flying Fox (Pteropus rufus)