Fact Sheet
Bats
Northern long-eared bat, © Steven Thomas/NPS

What Defenders Is Doing to Help Bats

Because bats play such an important role in healthy ecosystems, Defenders of Wildlife is working in support of policies and management that address major threats to these amazing animals.

Habitat Loss and Damaging Development

Working together with our allies in the conservation community, Defenders is fighting to protect the habitat that bats need to survive and to promote a healthy and sustainable environment.

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