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May, 2011, Volume 9, Number 5
Conserving Russia 's Bats
A pioneering Russian biologist who founded his country's first community-led conservation movement for bats is being recognized with a 2011 Whitley Award - a top conservation honor that carries a prize of $48,550.
Igor Prokofyev, founder and director of the Grassroots Alliance PERESVET in Western Russia , received one of seven Whitley Awards from the United Kingdom-based Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN). Prokofyev, WFN notes, is leading unprecedented efforts to conserve Russia 's long-ignored bats. Learn more »
Sanctuaries in the Rainforest
The rainforests of the Malay Peninsula host a remarkable diversity of animals and plants. And flying mostly unnoticed among the tigers, monkeys and Asian elephants that attract conservation headlines are at least 120 species of bats. More than a quarter of them are listed as threatened or endangered, mostly because they are losing habitat in the ancient forests.
Great expanses of the region's rainforest have given way in recent years to timber, rubber and oil-palm plantations that have fueled rapid economic development. Learn more »
Bats in the News - Sociable Tent-making Bats
Twenty-two species of bats make their own homes by strategically gnawing on large tree leaves in such a way that the leaf folds over to shelter a small group of bats. These are the tent-making bats, and their "tents" offer cover from predators, protection from weather and roosting sites close to foraging habitat.
But, The Economist magazine of London notes, some leaves make much better tents than others, and the difference can have a big impact on bat behavior. Some tents last up to a year or more Learn more »
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