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Dr. Paul W. Webala


Place of Work:

National Museums of Kenya

Areas of Study:



I am an award-winning regional expert on small mammals, especially bats, with extensive fieldwork experience. Collaborating with scientists from around the world, one of my principal interests are the processes that drive rarity and abundance of mammals in natural and human-dominated environments. This research involves behavioural, ecological, and systematic/taxonomic questions and is central to my work of promoting bat conservation in Africa. I have published extensively in reputable international peer-reviewed journals; I am co-chair of Bat Conservation Africa and a science advisor to Bat Conservation International (USA); and together with colleagues I have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for science, capacity building, and biodiversity conservation projects in Africa. I am also a member of the Bat Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission.

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