Long-term monitoring of bat exploitation around the world
Around the world, bats are hunted, traded, and killed. They are hunted for food, medicine, and as sport; are traded as souvenirs; and are persecuted. In order to understand this exploitation and how it impacts the persistence of bat populations globally, we at GBatNet are calling upon the experiences of our global community to report observations of bat exploitation in any setting. This observation can be of any bat species, in any location, in any form. Help us monitor this threats to bats across time and space and further our mission to protect bats and bat diversity in our changing world.
Publications, Presentations, Outreach, and More!
- Conference Presentations
- Rutrough, A. L., and T. Kingston. 2022. Bat Meat: Preference or Necessity? The Role of Protein Limitation in Driving Bat-Hunting. Oral Presentation. 19th IBRC & 50th NASBR, Austin, Texas, USA. August 7-12 2022.
- Tackett, E. S., Kingston, T., Sadeghmoghaddam. N., and A. L. Rutorugh. 2022. Global Medicinal Use of Bats: A Systematic Literature and Social Media Review. Poster Presentation. 19th IBRC & 50th NASBR, Austin, Texas, USA. August 7-12 2022.
- Rutrough, A.L, and T. Kingston. 2021. Global Bat Exploitation Database and Online Reporting Portal. Poster Presentation. Pacific Islands Bat Forum, Online. 10 August – 14 August 2021.
- Rutrough. A. L. 2022. Bat Hunting Around the World. International Bat Night 2022.—Talk starts at 10:00:00.
- Tackett, E. S., T. Kingston, N. Sadeghmoghaddam, and A. L. Rutrough. 2022. Global Medicinal Use of Bats: A Systematic Literature and Social Media Review. Diversity 14.
- Locke, R. 2006. The oldest bat. Bats. Bat Conservation International. 24-2 13-14.
- Barclay, R.M. and Harder, L.D., 2003. Life histories of bats: life in the slow lane. Bat ecology. 209-253.
- IUCN. 2022. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2022-1.