University of St Andrews

Tammy Davies awarded $4600 by The Lubee Bat Conservancy

Friday 24 February 2012

The Lubee Bat Conservancy has awarded $4600 to Tammy Davies, a PhD student based at the School to work in the Solomon Islands.

Tammy Davies is currently investigating bushmeat consumption by local people in a remote region of the Solomon Islands. This includes household surveys and biodiversity surveys. She has a particular interest in understanding the implications of human activities on local endemic bats in the region. She has been awarded the funds by the Lubee Bat Conservancy which was originally founded by Luis F. Bacardi, a Bacardi family member with a strong passion for endangered wildlife and a particular fondness of bats (hence the reason why Bacardi rum has a bat as its logo).