Many years ago the Malaysian Bat Conservation Research Unit developed an outreach role-play activity called “Saving Batu Caves” (which you can download from this page). In the activity, participants represented different stakeholders, from conservationists to a limestone e
This is the first compilation of Batu Cave`s faunal species in detail, complete with comments and references for further reading. Besides that, the article includes a brief history of cave surveys (since late 19th century as well as the morphology of the cave. Anthropogenic disturbanc
Anthony Mould, of the Philippine Spotted Deer Conservation Foundation, recently made an important contribution to our understanding of cave bat populations in the Philippines by publishing data on bat populations recorded from 21 caves on Panay Island in the central Philippines. In a
This is a fascinating paper in which the presence of bones of forest-interior bat species (mainly small Hipposideros species) in the archaeological record of the Great Cave of Niah, Sarawak, is used to provide evidence for late Pleistocene closed-canopy forest cover in NW Borneo. Over
A recently published article in Science Reports entitled “Counting in the dark: Non-intrusive laser scanning for population counting and indentifying roosting bats” demonstrates a method for using innovative and less intrusive technology to survey bat populations in caves.
A recent paper on diets of cave-dwelling insectivorous bats of Indonesia was published by Fahama et al. in Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation. The researchers identified the use of insects by 11 bat species from 12 Karst caves in south Gomong area of Central Java. The result