The Livingstone Museum has been carrying out research on bats for a number of years, and has a substantial collection of bat specimens. From 2017-2019, with funding from the European Union via the Global Biodiversity Information Facility’s (GBIF) Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) Project, the Museum managed to publish all its bat records (as well as some more acquired from a local researcher and other museums around the world) to GBIF’s online biodiversity database. More information about the project can be found here. The Museum is currently working on the creation of a Zambian Bat Atlas that will show the current known distributions of Zambia’s nearly 80 species of bats. If you want to find out more or get involved in this project, please contact our Mammalogist, Clare Mateke.