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Global Grassroots

2014 Global Grassroots Bat Conservation Fund
BCI is committed to supporting high-quality, grassroots bat conservation efforts outside the United States and Canada. In general, we look for: habitat protection projects with significant ecological impact that teach local citizens the value of protecting bats. We are most interested in supporting local, in-country conservationists and researchers. We especially look for projects in which BCI's support will be matched by other sources.

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Global Grassroots Conservation Fund grants worldwide
Current Projects receiving funding from BCI’s Global Grassroots Conservation Fund include:

Nepal (Pushpa Raj Acharya, Prince of Songka University)
First national flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) survey in Nepal to assess their habitat status, population size and dietary food plants

Pakistan (Muhammad Mahmood-ul-Hassan, University of Agriculture, Pakistan)
Establishing the distribution and diversity of the bats of Pakistan, and allaying public misperceptions of threatened bat species

India (K. R. Senacha)
Status survey and conservation education campaign: A community participation approach to protect bats in Rajasthan part of the Thar Desert, India

Kenya (Paul Webala, Karatina University College)
The population ecology, diet and movement of straw-coloured fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) in western Kenya.

Ghana (Edem Ekpe, University of Central Florida)
Promoting the conservation of the roosts of the straw-colored fruit bat on the islands of the Volta Lake in Ghana

Tanzania (William Nambiza, Tanzania Forest Conservation Group)
Ecological role of frungivorous bats on the Island of Bats in Lindi, Tanzania, to the surrounding fragmented forest

Democratic Republic of Congo (Prince Kaleme, Centre de Recherches en Sciences Naturelles)
Raising awareness for bat conservation in the eastern DR Congo: a case of one forest reserve and three municipalities in the mountainous Kivu.

Bangladesh (Nurul Islam, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University)
Community Bat Education in BangladeshBeneficia Foundation
(This grant was made possible by John M. Roberts and Leonard C. Keifer)

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