Taxonomic Initiative for Southeast Asian Bat Studies: Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR
Dr Paul Bates
Host Country Institutions:
IEBR - Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Prince of Songkla University, Royal University of Phnom Penh, National University of Laos (NUOL), ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
To increase capacity in bat taxonomy amongst in-country scientists in research institutions in mainland SE Asia.
And, to develop collaborative research links between taxonomists in different SE Asian countries.
A Darwin website hosted by the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC)
Four institutions in four SE Asian countries with
international experience of taxonomic research and with an associated collection of bat voucher specimens
A series of international publications and presentations on aspects of Southeast Asian bat taxonomy
Related Projects: Biodiversity assessment of limestone karst dependent bats in Myanmar, Burma
, Enhancing taxonomic capacity to underpin tropical biodiversity conservation (SE Asia)
, Enhancing rural livelihoods and biodiveristy conservation through responsible tourism, Myanmar