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AfriBats' participation in the Global Snapshot of Biodiversity

Hello AfriBatters!

From May 15-25 is the Global Snapshot of Biodiversity for National Geographic's Great Nature Project, which means they're encouraging everyone to get outside during this time and share observations of biodiversity using iNaturalist. In the spirit of this event, we'd like to challenge everyone in two ways:

1. Let's add 20 new observations during the period. The current total stands at 1450 observations, so the target by 25th May is 1470 observations.

2. There are still quite a lot of species for which there is not a single observation on AfriBats, hence many of these species don't have a picture to illustrate the respective species pages. Let's target ...more ↓

Posted on May 16, 2015 04:50 AM by jakob jakob | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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The bat fauna of Africa and surrounding islands boasts more than 300 species, but the distributions of many species are poorly known. Despite the crucial role of bats (Chiroptera) as pollinators and seed dispersers of plants as well as predators of insects, one-fifth of the bat species in Africa are threatened, and populations are declining due to habitat loss, disturbance and destruction of ...more ↓

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