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Bats and COVID-19

We aim to provide accurate and accessible information to the public about bats and COVID-19. The information is constantly being updated as more research results become available. See links below to pages that are regularly managed by trusted colleagues and partner organizations. 

Temporary suspension of bat field surveys in Nigeria

Our collaborators, students and field teams have suspended all bat surveys following precautionary recommendations by the IUCN Bat Specialist Group. Read the recommendation here:

This recommendation has been replaced by the guide below.

Resumption of bat field surveys in Nigeria during COVID-19

Bat surveys to resume with extra precautions for the safety of wild populations. Check out the Bat Specialist Group Guidelines for researchers here.

For an easy guide see the decision tree 

Download the world Environment day presentation by our co-Founder Iroro Tanshi

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