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All the latest news from Madagasikara Voakajy, the Malagasy biodiversity organisation dedicated to the conservation of endemic vertebrates and their habitats in Madagascar.

Rousettus madagascariensis is the smallest fruit bat in Madagascar. It roosts in caves and feeds in natural forests, villages and farmland. Our projects are conserving this species by establishing improved protection at key roost sites as well as developing a better understanding of its biology and ecology.

This is the largest fruit bat on the island of Madagascar. It is threatened by the loss of its roosting and foraging habitats as well as hunting for bushmeat. Our projects on this species aim to both conserve its key habitats and understand more about its ecology.

We are working with Professor Paul Racey of the University of Cornwall to study the ecology of this remarkable species.

 

The biggest threat to the survival of these frogs is the destruction of their key habitats.They use quite small areas of rainforest but are only found in sites that have temporary forest ponds – where they lay their eggs. These ponds are threatened by expanding agriculture and mining.