Africa is home to over 20% of the world’s bat species. This rich diversity of nearly 300 species is often passed off for charismatic “megafauna” and thus receive relatively limited research interest and often ignored in habitat management plans. African bats face increasing threats from habitat destruction, persecution and hunting for bushmeat. Individuals interested in African bats have previously worked in isolation with limited resources. To meet these challenges, Bat Conservation Africa (BCA) was launched.

BCA is a network of individuals dedicated to the conservation of African bats. Serving as an information sharing platform, the network facilitates collaboration among members, develops and raises funds for bat projects at regional and continental levels, engages in public advocacy, and advises policy for the conservation of African bats


Bats and Humans living in harmony in Africa