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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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Fish of Bui National Park

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According to many authoritative atlases and maps, Bui National Park is already underwater! But the hydro electric dam first planned in the 1920s was not started until August 24th 2007.  Now work has begun on a controversial hydroelectric dam that will destroy the riverine habitat of the park. Many millions of $$ were spent on the environmental impact assessment, but fortunately a team of poachers wildlife staff and students produced a much better guide to the Fishes of Bui National Park

 
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The Butaan Project
The Butaan Project - Foraging behaviour

butaan7.jpgWe use feces to investigate diet and activity areas of butaan. In total we have examined more than 1500 samples, possibly the largest ever collected for a single population of reptiles.  Butaan and their relatives are huge specialised frugivores, much bigger than any other specialised frugivorous animal in  the Philippines. They need a constant supply of fruit but lack the wings that allow other frugivores to forage in different forest fragments. Large and immobile, the butaan depends on a very narrow range of foods.

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