You may have heard of the Painted Woolly bat (Kerivoula picta) which is famous for its bright orange and broken coloration. But you may not know there is a group of Whiskered bats (Myotis spp.) also “painted” in Southeast Asia. Chyrsopteron is a subgenus of Myotis, representing species characterized by bright orange and black coloration in Asia and Africa. The subgenus is distinguished from its darker-colored conspecifics by its unique coloration and some crainiodential characters. However, the
Despite their contribution to regional biodiversity, their ecological and economic importance, and their imperiled status, public awareness of the conservation and economic value of bats in Southeast Asia is extremely low, and myths and prejudice abound. Consequently one of the objectives of the SEABCRU is to facilitate the development and implementation of outreach programs.
The taxonomy and conservation of cave-dwelling bats in south central Mindanao remains undocumented and unexplored. This project was the first attempt to establish the first record of cave-dwelling bats in the region. A total of five caves were assessed from the village of Pisan, Kabac
Flying fox conservation is one of the four SEABCRU priorities, and our first global action is to collate information on the current populations and distributions of flying fox species. Researchers from Cambodia from the Institut Pastuer du Cambodge and Fauna and Flora International &
In this paper, Jodi Sedlock and her colleagues contribute to our growing understanding of the status of SE Asian cave bats with a survey of bats in caves and forest on the karst-covered island of Bohol in the central Philippines. Overall, species richness in the surveyed caves was re
In 2010, two undergraduates from Lawrence University and my colleague, Rai Gomez from Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, and I in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) surveyed bat populations in caves on Siquijor Island. Being a
Of the various methods used to estimate bat colony size, photography is currently one of the least explored. The potential advantages of using photography, however, are numerous, particularly for colonies with high numbers of individuals. This paper describes how the authors used phot
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
Molecular diet analysis has disclosed how incredibly species-rich insectivorous bat diets can be. In this study, Jodi Sedlock, Frauke Krüger and Beth Clare found molecular evidence of 655 different arthropod species in the diets of just four bat species from the Philippines. A compar
With the goal of achieving sustainable guano mining techniques, the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders Bat Group, with assistance from Bat Conservation International and SEABCRU, has developed a set of guano harvesting guidelines designed to minimize harmful impacts on cave bat po
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