Upcoming Events

Introduction to Bat Biology, Ecology, Conservation and Identification
From Monday 3 October 2016 -  08:00am
To Friday 7 October 2016 - 05:00pm

Location : Ditsong Museum of Natural History, Pretoria, South Africa
Contact : Training@africanbats.org

December 2016
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Bats make up a quarter of the mammalian diversity on the planet. The African continent and Madagascar and its associated islands contain about 258 extant species of bats, which comprises about 25% of the global bat diversity. Bats are an important component in ecosystem health and condition. They occupy a critical niche...


read more

Training courses

AfricanBats offer a wide variety of courses that will give you a solid background when working with bats. 

read more



  • Taxonomy, Systematics and Life Histories
  • Bats in protected areas
  • Cave conservation program



read more


The conservation of African bats.


To have a functioning, integrated program for education, capacity building, research and management for the conservation of bat populations in Africa.

Strategic Objectives


  • Provide administrative and financial management support for research, conservation, education, awareness and capacity building.
  • Develop networks to co-ordinate and enhance support for education, capacity building, and awareness, which improve the public understanding of bats, and skill competent people working to discover, collect and collate information appropriate for the conservation of African bats.
  • Develop an enabling policy and legislative framework that integrates bat conservation in Africa.
  • Develop and provide access to tools and resources.
  • Identify and support conservation and research projects.





Used by academics, researchers, and businesses. The essential free research and reference manager. Search for, read and annotate your PDFs. Then review your work, write up and create bibliographies instantly. 

Click here for your free 2 week premium membership, using reference: 129054


 Copyright © AfricanBats 2011-2016. All Rights Reserved.