Bats were created by God and are of great environmental importance. Hence, they need to be conserved!
Edwin Lavalie Gina
I joined the network because of my passion for all things wildlife. Bats are no exception. I was motivated to work with bats when I encountered Natalie Weber during a field training she conducted on Bat ID and advanced capture techniques back in 2017. Since then, I have come to learn more about bats and how very controversial a subject they are when it comes to public health.
Cotton Tree and surroundings
In Freetown, the bats roost downtown. They can be found on the Cotton Tree, a famous historic landmark, as well as around the nearby State House and Victoria Park. The latter has been transformed into an amusement park. We hope for a bat-friendly way to solve potential conflicts between humans and bats at this traditional roost site, which has been used by Eidolon for decades.