Indigenous people and Wildlife Hunting in a Philippine Protected Area

  Wild animals have contributed an important element in human history and culture around the world. Although the importance of biodiversity and wildlife are always mainstreamed many populations are still under pressures from both natural and anthropogenic threats and disturbances coupled with climate and land-use change have exacerbated the effects. The continuous expansion of human … Continue reading Indigenous people and Wildlife Hunting in a Philippine Protected Area

Research: Important agro-economic fungi from frugivorous bats in southcentral Mindanao, Philippines

Fruitbats are ecologically and economically important as pollinators and seed dispersers of many tropical plant species. But, frugivorous bats can also be important microhabitat of many agro-economic fungal groups. The capacity of many fungal species to survive in a wide range of environmental conditions enables them to thrive and reproduce in almost of all habitats in … Continue reading Research: Important agro-economic fungi from frugivorous bats in southcentral Mindanao, Philippines

Challenges in bat conservation and research in south-central Mindanao, Philippines: How far we have to fly for bats?

Krizler C. Tanalgo TropiBats; Landscape Ecology Group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern Mindanao (Philippines). *This is a partial portion of the under-review manuscript based on independent research of the author. Tha author welcomes additional information, contribution for the improvement of the report. Corresponding author, tkrizler@gmail(dot)com … Continue reading Challenges in bat conservation and research in south-central Mindanao, Philippines: How far we have to fly for bats?

Insights: Role of collaboration and capacity building–the BioDept’s bat research experience

Updated: 4/21/2017   ‘A successful research isn’t all about being published, it should end as policy, technology or in any form that will benefit the common society’ – these are the most important guiding principles in doing research in different fields, especially in conservation. The Department of Biological Sciences, as a Center of Development in … Continue reading Insights: Role of collaboration and capacity building–the BioDept’s bat research experience

Cave-dwelling Bats of south-central Mindanao — a rich but threatened biodiversity

This study is the first to provide a taxonomic report on cave bat biodiversity in south central Mindanao region. The exploration of five accessible caves in Pisan, Kabacan, North Cotabato, in south central Mindanao identified a total of 14 bat species with three endemic H. pygmaeus, P. jagori and M. wetmorei – which is considered … Continue reading Cave-dwelling Bats of south-central Mindanao — a rich but threatened biodiversity