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Bats of Madagascar Print E-mail

ImageHello, I'm Amyot. My colleagues and I are very pleased to bring you this collection of calls and images of the Bats of Madagascar!

Although we now know what most Malagasy bats look and sound like, we still have very little idea of their way of life and of their conservation status. As a result bats are easily the least studied mammals in Madgascar. We hope this guide will help stimulate interest in the bats of Madagascar, before it's too late! 

We dedicate this work to the memory of our dear colleague Nicola Grimwood 

 

 


 
 

 

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The mampam website has been running for 25 years and aims to provide full details of projects at no charge. All out of print books and multimedia guides are provided here and full image archives are being developed for each project. This will complete the website's mission.

 

 
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The Butaan Project
Monitoring Individuals 1

butaan1.jpgButaan are so shy they frequently remain in a tree for more than a week after being frightened. A large male we rescued from a trap hid in a tree for 22 days before coming down!* . Most lizards do not appear traumatised by being caught and released by scientists, and resume normal activity very quickly. But we think that butaan, especially older individuals, may permanently alter their activity areas after such an encounter. Because the animals are so shy, and highly vulnerable to human disturbance, we have had to develop a range of techniques that allow us to learn about them with the absolute minimum of interference.

 

 

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