Fact Sheet

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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The Virginia big-eared bat will devour half its weight in bugs every night during warm weather months. Come winter hibernation, though, the bat could be in for a chilling reality.
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In the race to save bats affected by the deadly white-nose syndrome, scientists from Michigan Technological University are using chemical “fingerprinting” to identify where bats hung out the previous summer.
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Fresh snow covered the ground on a cold day last March as Marvin Moriarty trudged up the short, steep hill to the entrance of the Greeley Mine in Stockbridge, Vermont, to see first-hand the effects of white-nose syndrome in bats.