AWRN-Funded Workshop on Improving Bat Welfare
AWRN-Funded Workshop on “Improving bat welfare in Africa: identifying challenges and solutions through the creation of an African Bat Conflict and Welfare Network”.
An online workshop on Wednesday 14th July, aiming to bring together welfare and bat related stakeholders and scientists to improve bat welfare across Africa.
About this event
African Bat Conservation is hosting an online workshop event on Wednesday 14th July via Microsoft Teams. The workshop will use a variety of interactive engagement strategies with the aim to generate a new African Bat Conflict and Welfare Network.
In Africa bats roosting in buildings create conflict resulting in inhumane animal persecution and destruction, including fumigation of whole colonies, or removal and destruction by crushing. There is a lack of research and information sharing informing a) the impact of such practices on bats and their colonies and b) humane alternative conflict solutions to improve bat welfare.
This workshop will focus on bringing together welfare and bat related stakeholders and scientists and improve communication between key stakeholders and welfare scientists globally about bat welfare associated with conflict.
The workshop will be broken down into four sessions over the day:
Session 1: Bat welfare and research
Session 2: Human bat conflict
Session 3: Mitigation and welfare implications
Session 4: Workshops and future priorities
Sessions will involve a mixture of:
> Guest speakers giving live presentations
> Break out sessions covering key welfare issues experienced across Africa
> Simulations of human bat conflict scenarios
The full workshop line up will be announced over the next coming weeks, so stay tuned for updates. It is free to attend, book a place using this link: