Eidolon Monitoring Network


The Straw-colored Fruit bat Eidolon helvum is Africa's second largest bat, forming large colonies in wild and urban areas. With a pan-African distribution, the species faces multiple threats including intense hunting in West Africa. We manage five teams of volunteers (students and citizen scientists) working across the country. This part of the Pan-African population monitoring network for the species that was launched and maintained by Dr Jakob Fahr. Volunteer!