Aspire Grant Program Awardee

Alima Gibering Bol A. Anong

Diversity, Distribution and Ecology of Frugivorous Bat in the Center Region of Cameroon

Knowledge on the bat fauna of central Africa remains a field where very few studies have been carried out in spite of the ecological and economic importance of this species. There is thus lack of basic information on the species richness, distribution, ecology and ethology in this area. The present study shall be used as a base to ensure the future conservation of these mammals. It shall also provide basic information on bat fauna of Cameroon as well as improve on the knowledge and understanding of the ecology and the role of frugivorous bats in the dispersion of plant species.