Nigerian Bat Research and Conservation Program
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 the Harrison Institute, UK and the Museum Naturelle d'Historia, France, we have been working to update the list of Nigerian bats since 2013. Expect updates in the coming year (2022).