In 2007 we studied the pollination of the endangered baobab Adansonia suarezensis by endemic fruit bats and lemurs. We also conducted a conservation survey of fruit bat roosts in a newly proposed protected area.
We have surveyed different caves over five visits (2004-2007) and also studied the ecology of Hipposideros commersoni, including hunting by local people.
Since 2005 we have been working to conserve the flying foxes of this forest. Activities include supporting local village associations to protect roosts and an ongoing programme of environmental education.
Our study of the endemic insectivorous bat Myzopoda aurita started at this site in 2007.
Parc National Tsingy de Bemaraha
We have worked in this protected area since 2003 and support the park management team by conducting research on priority species and raising the capacity of guides. This work led to the description of a new endemic bat species. We have also worked with primary schools around the west of the park to raise awareness about biodiversity conservation.
In 2006 we studied the habitat use of the threatened chameleon Furcifer labordi.
In 2003, 2004 and 2006 we studied the ecology of cave roosting microchiropterans at this coastal site.
In 2007 we assessed the prevalence of bushmeat in the diet of people.
In 2005 we studied the habitat use of endemic microchiropterans in the littoral forest.