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The role of fruit bats in maintaining biodiversity in Madagascar


Ref: 7027
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Professor Paul Racey
Lead Institution: University of Aberdeen - Geosciences, University of Aberdeen - ACES
Host Country Institutions: University of Tulear, University of Antananarivo, ANGAP - Madagascar Park Services, MoEFT - Madagascar
Start Date: 1999-01-01
End Date: 2000-12-31
Funding: £108,857.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Madagascar
Purpose: To establish the role of endemic fruit bat Pteropus rufus in pollination and seed dispersal of endemic Malagasy forest trees. To produce a national and species action plans for the conservation of Malagasy fruit bats.
Outputs: 100+ plant species identified as food species; 10 regions surveyed for bat roosts; promotion through meetings and materials with villagers, GO and NGO personnel, radio interviews, TV, bat protection society, workshops and articles; National Action Plan produced; 12 Malagasy biologists from the University of Antananarivo trained; additional 23 post-graduates trained; Many other staff and students received training.

Related Projects: Conservation and management of Malagasy microchiroptera and their habitats in Madagascar, Conservation of wetlands and associated biodiversity in Northern Zambia, Conservation of Small Vertebrates in the Tsingy Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar, Bat Conservation in Madagascar

Documents:
Title: 07-027 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]

Title: ECP Madagascar final
Download: ECP [pdf]