25 05, 2020

1st World Bat Twitter Conference

2020-12-30T15:55:38+00:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Bats, General Life|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Excited to be part of the 1st World Bat Twitter Conference which is being organise by researchers working in the UWE Bat Conservation Research Lab. On the flipside I am so nervous about it. I normally don’t get nervous presenting but as this is a different format I find myself a bit stressed out about it!

10 12, 2019

Working With Local Villages

2020-12-29T14:15:43+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: African Bat Conservation, Bats, Malawi|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

As part of Sophies masters project we have been meeting with several Chiefs of the villages and we have been granted permission to survey at various woodlands / graveyards to the east of Lilongwe. To enable us to go into the graveyards for our surveys we have had to be initiated in rites of the Chewa culture...

23 11, 2019

Straw Colour Fruit Bats

2020-12-29T14:53:25+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Categories: African Bat Conservation, Bats, Malawi, Wildlife|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Straw Colour Fruit Bats

Despite being listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN, there is limited information on how Straw colour fruit bats behave in an urban environment. Despite a heavily busy urban centre, a group of Straw-coloured fruit bats have roosted in a central Lilongwe church for over 15 years...

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