Since 1989, Lubee has been a global leader in fruit bat conservation. Our passion and dedication to field conservation is apparent through the diverse areas around the world in which we have conducted and funded research. SEE MAP BELOW
Tropical forest ecosystems contain the majority of fruit bat diversity. Natural forest ecosystems in the tropics also produce goods and ecosystem services that in turn sustain local and regional economies. Escalating threats to tropical forests and the fruit bats that help maintain and regenerate forest ecosystems call for conservation-oriented research and action that allows the ability to understand, conserve and responsibly manage bats and their habitats.
Lubee Bat Conservancy undertakes and supports fundamental research, conservation science, and education programs both in the U.S. and in strategically selected regions where bat diversity is high, endangered species are on the brink of extinction, and where species and habitats fall outside protected areas.
While our portfolio of projects is diverse, priority is given to projects that address one or more of seven priority conservation/education challenges: endangered species; bats and the bushmeat crisis; population monitoring and saving key sites; managing bat-human conflict in agriculture; ecology of bats; emerging infectious diseases; community education.
Although we review all grant submissions, priority is given to projects involving Florida bats, Pteropus sp, and species listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN (e.g. Pteralopex & Mirimiri). We strongly encourage anyone working in the Pacific Island region to submit grant applications.
Current and Past Research Projects:
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