Biodiversity crisis and pandemics

Insights gained from monitoring bats

Humans are encroaching on wildlife everywhere. This can result in pathogens crossing the species barrier and jumping from animals to humans. Bats are often immediately determined culprits, but are they?

We need to find out more about their interactions with other wildlife and humans, and where these interactions occur, to shed light on this major link between human and ecosystem health.

Animals: Bats

Locations: Zambia, Ghana, Ruanda

Contact: Dina Dechmann, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Konstanz/Germany

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