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Mauritian Fruit Bat (Pteropus Niger) – A Tool for Forest Regeneration
Grantee Name: 
Ecosystem Restoration Alliance Indian Ocean
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$243,146
DATES
Jul 2017
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Aug 2021
Stats
Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$243,146
DATES
Jul 2017
-
Aug 2021

ERA uses the threatened Mauritian Fruit Bat as an umbrella species to advocate for preservation and restoration of natural habitats, by removal of invasive species and planting of bat-preferred, indigenous plant species. ERA explores non-lethal methods and awareness raising to minimize the conflict between bats and fruit farmers.

Strategic Direction: 1 Empower local communities to protect and manage biodiversity in priority key biodiversity areas.