Rare Endangered bat gets big boost!

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

Our co-founder and Director of Research Iroro Tanshi is one of three lucky winners of the prestigious Future for Nature Awards 2020, becoming the first African woman to win the prize. Iroro won this award for her tangible efforts towards the conservation of the range-restricted and endangered short-tailed roundleaf bat (Hipposideros curtus) in Nigeria. The award will allow our team to work with local people for the protection of the last known roost of the species, survey additional sites and train more bat conservationists in Nigeria and Cameroon. The award virtual event received lots of media coverage, raising much needed attention for the little known Short-tailed roundleaf bat. Watch a recording of the enchanting event here.

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