The role of fruit bats in maintaining biodiversity in Madagascar
Professor Paul Racey
University of Aberdeen - Geosciences, University of Aberdeen - ACES
Host Country Institutions:
University of Tulear, University of Antananarivo, ANGAP - Madagascar Park Services, MoEFT - Madagascar
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.
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.
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, Bat Conservation in Madagascar
Title: 07-027 FR - edited
Download: Final Report
Title: ECP Madagascar final