• Island Bat Research Group

Crowdfunding for Okinawan bat research!

If you'd like to support the first diet study concerning Okinawa's endangered microbats, including the Ryukyu tube-nosed bat and Yanbaru whiskered bat, please visit or share the following link:

IBRC member, Jason Preble, will also be posting lab notes on the above link to update readers on the progress of his research on these rare little bats. Please check it out!

Ryukyu tube-nosed bat (Photo taken by Jason Preble)

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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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© 2018 by Christian E. Vincenot.

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.