Bat Conservation and Research, Cuba
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Bat Conservation and Research, Cuba

The few caves here are home to the 5 species of bats of Varadero. Our partner is involved in several scientific studies of the bats to better understand their numbers, distribution, behaviour and biology and how the bat populations are affected by habitat loss, drought, disease and other stressors. Field research is conducted at the caves in Varadero, along with a few others in the province of Matanzas. Bats are captured in nets, examined, tagged and measured before being released. Working on an ecological reserve also provides the opportunity to educate the public about bats, and wildlife conservation.

This community used to not pay attention to their bats, now with 2 expedition teams visiting them every year they are getting excited about these pollinators, too! In 2014 they had their first bat appreciation festival! Our teams aren't just civilian scientists, they are also bat advocates!!

Locations
North America » Cuba
Length
1-2 Weeks
Language
English
Housing
Host Family
Hotel
Starting Price
$500.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Cost Includes: Airport pick up and drop off (at closest airport), Accommodation, Meals, Transportation to and from research sites, On-site training, Bird-watching Nature Tour, $10 Credit in our Zazzle store (towards the purchase of recycled water bottles, reusable bags, etc), Donation to Placement Partner, AEI Travel Manual, Emergency support while at Placement, and Carbon credits to offset 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

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We are a B Corp with a mission to change the world by matching clients with conservation and animal welfare related volunteer opportunities at sanctuaries, hospitals and research projects.

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