The Darwin Initiative Centre for Bat Conservation in China
Professor Gareth Jones
University of Bristol
Host Country Institutions:
Chinese Academy of Sciences, East China Normal University
Promotion of bat conservation in southern China by establishment of a bat conservation centre in Guangdong. From the centre we will increase public awareness about bat conservation, improve identification of Chinese bats, and establish baseline data to assess population changes in Chinese bat populations.
Foundation and running of Darwin Initiative Centre for Bat Conservation.
Identification key for Chinese bats (Chinese and English versions): online version to include echolocation calls and DNA sequences.
Baseline data on population sizes of cave-dwelling bats.
Education packages for teachers and children. Lessons learned and
best practices disseminated