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Development of a Participatory Community-Based Bat-Human Interaction Monitoring Program in Bundibugyo District, Uganda: A Phase 1 Report

This report summarizes Phase I of the participatory community-based bat-human interaction monitoring program in Bundibugyo District, Uganda from October 2022 to February 2023. Key activities in this phase included a participatory surveillance training and field visit to develop an ecological baseline for bats in the district, training of a team of stakeholders to supervise the monitoring process, development of data collection tools and standard operating procedures to guide the process, and the recruitment and training of monitoring agents.

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