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Robbin's house bat (Scotophilus nucella)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 14058313

Ecology and conservation of Robbin’s house bat (Scotophilus nucella) in Ghana

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 14058313) - Robbin's house bat - Awarded $5,000 on May 27, 2014

BATlife Ghana is a Ghanaian based NGO dedicated solely to the welfare of bats in Ghana. BATlife Ghana exist to promote a better life for bats and ensure their long term survival in their natural habitat. The objective of BATlife Ghana is therefore to: 1. Prevent local extinction of threatened Ghanaian bats. 2. Conserve Important Bat Areas (IBAs) in Ghana. 3. Create a supportive society where Ghanaians can comfortably live with bats. 4. Build capacity for bat research and conservation in Ghana. The organisation was established on October 2013. With mission translated into commitment, the organisation works to actively protect bats in caves, abandoned mines and all other ecosystems in Ghana. This current project is seeking to provide bat boxes to a very rare house bat, Scotophilus nucella. It also aims to understand its ecology by studying their abundance responses in various habitats such as village community, cocoa farms and forest stands within the Krokosua Hills Forest Reserve in the Western Region of Ghana.

Project 14058313 location - Ghana, Africa