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The IBRG strikes back: An Open Letter to the Government of Mauritius

In a letter in the largest daily newspaper of Mauritius, Mr Hardy, the main voice defending the culls of P. niger, called into question the competency and honesty of IBRG head Christian Vincenot and colleagues opposing the cull. To reply to these attacks and further address recent stances in the media by the Government of Mauritius, we published a pamphlet in the same journal, in which we summarize once more the situation and the reasons for which we believe that these culls are useless and dangerous, we call out the recurrent disparaging of evidence and defy the government to provide even a single study supporting its claims, and we finally defend the integrity of the scientific community.

This open letter is also available online by clicking on the following link.

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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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