Mambukal Resort formally declared as Flying Fox/Bat Sanctuary during the opening of Mudpack Festival – 20 June 2015.
Mambukal is host to at least four species of flying foxes including the Philippine endemic Golden-crowned flying fox Acerodon jubatus and the Little Golden-mantled flying fox Pteropus pumilus. It is also hosts to the endemic Philippine tube-nosed fruit bat Nyctimene rabori.
The commitment of Mambukal Resort to protect the roosting colony will greatly benefit the roosting populations and in turn the many species of trees in our forests with flowers dependent on bats for pollination and seeds for dispersal. A great day for flying foxes and the forests of Negros Island Region!
We thank Mambukal Resort, Provincial Environment Management Office of Negros Occidental, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources of Negros Occidental, Negros Forest Ecological Foundation Inc., Bat Conservation International, Chester Zoo, Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations (ZGAP) for supporting this initiative. We also thank Mambukal Resort guides, volunteers and biology students who helped us generate the information, conduct the series of training and in simply making things happen. We also would like to specially mention the contributions of Dr. Tammy Mildenstein-Steir and Ms. Ellen Jalandoni for their commitment, dedication and love for bats.
Mambukal Resort is also recognized by Bat Conservation International for its efforts in protecting roosting colonies and in doing its part in raising awareness on the importance of bats and other wildlife. Visit Mambukal Resort and get up close and personal with nature and its endemic wildlife.
PBCFI conducts annual Bat Camps in Cebu and Negros Islands in partnership with private corporations, local government units, DENR and academic institutions. You will enjoy guided treks and wildlife excursions, visit to flying fox roosting colonies, learn more about bats and their friends, interact with local communities as well as help protect the habitats of bats. PBCFI also accepts volunteers and donations for the annual Bat Camps.
In partnership with private corporations, local government units and academic institutions, PBCFI is continuing to advocate for the protection of bats. In many cases, people are not aware of the many species of bats we have in the Philippines. PBCFI therefore embarks on providing poster-sized photos of endemic bats of the Philippines that you can download, print and display. Click on the photos to download.