2013 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, and the generous donors who made them possible, include:
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Bangladesh (Nurul Islam, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University)
Strengthening the community approach towards conservation of bats through myths elimination and conservation education in Bangladesh.
Kenya (Oscar Mmbali, National Museums of Kenya)
Mobilizing youth and women groups for community-based bats conservation in Kakamega, Kenya.
Tanzania (Christine Ngereza, Museum and House of Culture)
Bats: why should we care? Development of bat education exhibit at the Museum and House of Culture in Dar es Salaam.
Sri Lanka (Sameera Chathuranga Ariyarathna)
Investigating the roosting pattern and conserving the cave-dwelling Microchiroptera using the locations form two climatic regions in Sri Lanka.
Joseph & Valerie Craig
India (Mathivanan Murugan, Agasthyamalai Community-based Conservation Centre)
Temples as critical habitats for bats in southern India: implications for conservation.
Russia (Igor Prokofev)
Creating a sustainable partnership for the conservation of bats in western Russia.
Panama (Lenin Riquelme, Fundación CONAVI)
Research and conservation actions to save Artibeus incomitatus from extinction.
Belarus (Dennis Wansink, The Habitat Foundation [Netherlands])
Bats and forestry in Belarus: management starts with understanding.
Disney Friends for Change
Mexico (Rene Cordova, Red Fronteriza de Salud y Ambiente, AC)
Agaves, cactus and bats in Sonora, Mexico.
Philippines (Dorina Ararao, Speleo Davao)
Identification of cave bats in the Municipality of New Corella and an education campaign for the conservation of bats in the area.
BCI Members and Friends
Kenya (Michael Gichia)
The distribution, ecology and conservation of the Kenyan wattled bat in the Tana River forests in Kenya.
Cameroon (Eric Moise Bakwo fils)
Empowering local people to conserve bats in north Cameroon.
Kenya (Daniel Mwamidi)
Community-based bat conservation in Taita hills, Kenya.
Venezuela (Jafet Nassar, Centro de Ecología)
Diurnal roosts used by Curaçaoan long-nosed bats in Aruba Island and assessment of their conservation status.