It's the world's largest migration of mammals: every year 10 million fruit bats fly from Congo and elsewhere to a forest in Zambia's Kasanka National Park. It's a breathtaking spectacle. But the bats’ habitat is under threat.
"I think there is a great future for them [fruit bats] as long as we can continue to protect the habitat that they come to roost in and that they come to feed on." – Dion Scott, general manager of Kasanka National Park
In Africa's greatest mammal migration, around 10 million fruit bats travel from Congo to Kasanka National Park in Zambia every year. But they are under threat from hunters and habitat loss.
Bats get a bad rap as bloodsuckers and disease carriers. But they are actually invaluable to ecosystems. In Zambia, one group is trying to save a tiny forest that is home to 10 million of them.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how volcanic rocks are offering a greener alternative to damaging charcoal cooking, we meet an artist turning fruit waste into art and learn how to recycle wind turbines.
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