Protecting Unique Cave Systems in Costa Rica Using Bats as Flagship Taxa
The Brunca Bats project is focused on research and protection of cave dwelling bats and cave ecosystems in the Brunca region, Costa Rica
This project is contributing to the conservation of the natural ecosystems of the Brunca region of Costa Rica by protecting important roosting sites of bats.
The project will give valuable information about the local caves as an important habitat for bats and unique ecosystems, sources of fresh water and natural shelter for many species.
We work with local groups, introducing bats as a valuable part of the tropical ecosystems and their various ecological roles.
The field research is implemented together with a team of local cavers, thereby creating capacity for environmental protection at a local level.