Conservation - Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

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Cambodian villager, guano fertilizer, cave

A Cambodian villager emerging from Vihear Luong Cave carrying a bag of bat guano which will be sold as fertilizer. Since the local village chief assigned people to protect the cave, a large colony of free-tailed bats has been reestablished, now providing guano sales totaling approximately 40,000 US dollars per year. Conservation

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