This workshop was organized by Southeast Asia Bats Conservation Research Unit (SEABCRU), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Texas Tech University from 4 to 7 December 2016 at UKM Langkawi Research Centre (PPL), Langkawi. This workshop was participated by IPK’s postgraduate and Malaysian universities researchers. In this workshop, the budding bat’s researchers were taught about monitoring the Island’s flying fox population, cave mapping, bat identification and research methods by world’s renowned bat researchers.

Island's flying fox monitoring program conducted by Lisa Paguntalan from The Philippines Biodiversity Centre.

Island’s flying fox monitoring program conducted by Lisa Paguntalan from The Philippines Biodiversity Centre.

 

Cave mapping (cartography) course.

Cave mapping (cartography) course.

 

Participants listening to the briefing by Dr. Sigit Wiantoro from Bogor Museum, Indonesia, Dr. Tigga Kingston from Texas Tech University, Dr. Nancy Simmons from American Museum of Natural History and Dr. Stephen Rossiter from Queen Mary Unviersity of London, UK.

Participants listening to the briefing by Dr. Sigit Wiantoro from Bogor Museum, Indonesia, Dr. Tigga Kingston from Texas Tech University, Dr. Nancy Simmons from American Museum of Natural History and Dr. Stephen Rossiter from Queen Mary Unviersity of London, UK.

 

Cave mapping course.

Cave mapping course.

 

IPK's postgraduate student, Hasrulzaman Hassan Basri with Dr. Tigga Kingston from Texas Tech University.

IPK’s postgraduate student, Hasrulzaman Hassan Basri with Dr. Tigga Kingston from Texas Tech University.

 

Bat's echolocation call course.

Bat’s echolocation call course.

 

Bat's identification course by Dr. Juliana Senawi from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Bat’s identification course by Dr. Juliana Senawi from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

 

Azuan Roslan (IPK postgraduate student) glimpes during the cave mapping course in Gua Pinang.

Azuan Roslan (IPK postgraduate student) glimpes during the cave mapping course in Gua Pinang.