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Queens University of Belfast Madagascar expedition

James O'Neill

This project will undertake a bat research project in pristine and fragmented environments of the Masoala peninsula, Madagascar. Particular emphasis will be placed on the endemic genus Myzopodidae, which, uniquely in Madagascar, uses suction pads to cling to the inside of furled leaves of Ravenala palms. The team plan to gather high quality data allowing effective habitat conservation measures to be formulated and implemented. The team's members will work closely with local students, scientists and conservationists, providing training and equipment where necessary, to enable the continuation of the important work initiated by this project.

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