Conservation of Endemic Malagasy Trident-Nosed Bats

Conservation of Endemic Malagasy Trident-Nosed Bats

Project Animal(s) : Bats
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Africa
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : https://www.rufford.org/files/2-56.01.05%20Detailed%20Final%20Report.pdf
Project is timebound? : Yes

Project Start Date : June 19, 2005

Both species I am studying are endemic and roost in caves, but little data is available about their foraging habit requirements. Triaenops furculus (IUCN vulnerable) is less common than T.rufus and I will investigate if this is because of different habitat requirements.

The results of this study will be incorporated into the conservation management of two important cave reserves and will lead to the production of species action plans.

Project Researcher : Amyot Kofoky

Project Researcher Contact : [email protected]