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Fijian free-tailed bat (Chaerephon bregullae)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 152511904

Fijian Free-tailed Bats: Action or Extinction

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 152511904) - Fijian free-tailed bat - Awarded $12,500 on January 13, 2016

This is a partnership initiative to conserve the globally endangered Fijian free-tailed bat. It is located in Fiji on Taveuni Island and Vanua Levu Island where Nakanacagi Cave, the only known roost/maternity site for the Fijian free-tailed bat, is located. As we will focus our efforts on cave habitats and the surrounding forests, we also expect to gain insights into the endangered Pacific sheath-tailed bat. Bat Conservation International’s (BCI; United States) mission is to conserve the world's bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. It was founded in 1982, as scientists around the world became concerned that bats, essential to the balance of nature and human economies, were in alarming decline. Under a new board approved strategic plan (2013), BCI is dedicated to achieving sustainable conservation through education, and research initiatives involving bats and the ecosystems they serve, with a top priority for the conservation of the world’s most endangered bats.

Project 152511904 location - Fiji, Oceania