The role of fruit bats in maintaining biodiversity in Madagascar


Madagascar
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Ref: 7-027

Status: Completed

Round:
6
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
University of Tulear, University of Antananarivo, ANGAP - Madagascar Park Services, MoEFT - Madagascar
Start Date:
01-01-99
End Date:
31-12-00
Funding:
£108,857.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries:
Madagascar
Project Summary:
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.
Project 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.


Documents:
Title: 07-027 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf] 2008-04-07 10:10:44

Title: ECP Madagascar final
Download: ECP [pdf] 2009-11-10 17:32:23