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Bat's Paradise ! Taiwan

With diverse vegetation and terrain of great elevation gradients, Taiwan provides many varieties of habitats for wildlife inhabitation.

Therefore, it has one of the highest bat diversity in the world in terms of species density.

So far, at least 35 species of bats has been recorded, and more new species are still expected.

Taiwan is truly a bat paradise!

Table: A comparison of land area and bat diversity of the USA and Australia, Britain, Japan, and Taiwan.
 
Place
Area (km2)
Bat Species (N)
Bat Species/10,000 km2
USA
9,372,614
 45
0.048
Australia
7,713,364
 75
0.097
Britain
245,000
 16
0.653
Japan
377,873
 36
0.953
Taiwan
36,000
>35
9.722
 
photo by Chao-Lung HSU
子網頁 (1): Bat Watch in Taiwan
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