Bats and Agriculture

Usage of pesticides on farms contributes to higher cultivation yields, better quality produce, and efficient farm management. However, a concerning matter is that these pesticides may not reach their target organism completely. Remains of these pesticides enter the soil, water, and air eventually reaching non-target organisms such as bats. While it is unlikely that insectivorous bats would come into direct contact with agricultural pesticides, they do, however, consume a high volume of insects per night. This project investigates the ways modern agriculture in affects microbats.


The Island Bat Research Group (IBRG) is an international multi-disciplinary unit. It has been involved for several years in the research and conservation of endangered insular bats in Japan and other island countries.


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Picture featured on this website were shot by members of the group, but also by close friends and collaborators. Therefore, reuse of these pictures is subject to prior approval by the IBRG to insure proper credit can be given to authors.