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Bats of Nigeria.

The Bats of Nigeria Project is our flagship research project at SMACON. Here, we seek to document the country's bat fauna, distribution and ecology. A critical component of this work also involves developing local capacity. As interest in bat research and conservation develops among Nigerian students, we aim to encourage sound science that generates reliable datasets and publishable in reputable journals, contributing to fundamental bat biology, broader ecology and evidence based conservation.

With support from Texas Tech University, University of Washington, the Harrison Institute, UK and the Museum Naturelle d'Historia, France, we have been working to update the list of Nigerian bats since 2013.

Major findings

 - 10 new bats reported for Nigeria. 

 - Discovery of a small population of the Short-tailed Roundleaf bat

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