BFM 89.9

HIGHLIGHTS  GE15
Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Earth Matters  >  The Bats of Batu Caves

The Bats of Batu Caves

Lim Voon-Ching, Researcher and PhD Candidate

07-May-18 15:00

The Bats of Batu Caves

Bats have a bad reputation, mainly due to misinformation and misconceptions. In reality, they provide important functions for the environment, among them pollination for vital crops and seed dispersal. Lim Voon-Ching is a researcher who co-authored the paper, “Pollination implications of the diverse diet of tropical nectar-feeding bats roosting in an urban cave” which was just released earlier this year. She joins us to discuss her findings which point to the many ecosystem services bats provide, while also explaining why we need to dispel the negative myths surrounding bats and learn to co-exist with them peacefully.

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  Health PolicyDiseases and ConditionsMental HealthHealthy LivingFitnessScienceEnvironment

Tags:  Earth MattersBatsCave Nectar BatBatu CavesDark CaveMetabarcodingEcosystem ServicesPollinationSeed DispersalWildlife ConservationThe Bigger Picture


Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : Health & Living:

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Apurva Sanghi, Lead Economist for Malaysia, World Bank

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

People, Planet, Profit

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Dr Chatichai Chong and Syazwan Majid, Co-founder, Arus Oil

11:05 AM

Resource Centre

Hetal Doshi, O-Psych

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

Junady Nawawi, Group CEO of MyCreative Group

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Apurva Sanghi, Lead Economist for Malaysia, World Bank

2:05 PM

Live & Learn

3:05 PM

Today I Learned

4:05 PM

Health & Living

5:00 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

Today On Twitter

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:35 PM

Popcorn Culture

8:05 PM

By The Book

9:00 PM

Bar None

10:00 PM

Lagu-Lagu Dulu-Dulu