It all began with a research project on the ecology of the Asiatic Yellow House Bat roosting in the school attics around Tasik Chini, Pahang. It gave me an idea to share the knowledge and information about bats with the school kids here. There are a lot of misconceptions about bats su
The Philippines is home to more than 74 species of bats of which 54% are endemic to the country. Despite the local, national and international efforts directed towards conservation of wildlife, many bat populations particularly roosting populations of flying foxes are in dramatic decl
The interest in bats started way back in 2011 when a group of students Lee Ching-Ching, Lee Shan-Shan, Kelvina, Mohd Haziq and Shareka Vithias Logendran, led by teacher, Madam Sook-Lai Chan formed a team, The Kid Witness News (KWN), King George V Secondary School (SMK King George V).
It’s Halloween time again, and around much of the world people are decorating with images of ghosts, vampires, witches, black cats, and, of course, bats. For the superstitious, there may be nothing scarier than the flying foxes of the Philippines, whose 2-meter wingspans make them the
The wonderful story of Batty and Pitty has now been translated into Malay and Spanish! You can download copies from the Brunei Outreach page here Many thanks/terimah kasih banyak/muchas gracias to Michael and Caroline Schöner for increasing the accessibility of this wonderful story.
The children’s story “Batty and Pitty” is based on our research about the mutualistic relationship between the bat species Kerivoula hardwickii hardwickii and the carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes hemsleyana. Both species can be found on Borneo. The relationship be