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.
Size: Bats are divided into two suborders: Megachiroptera, meaning large bat, and Microchiroptera, meaning small bat. The largest bats have a 6 foot wingspan. The bodies of the smallest bats are no more than an inch long.
Lifespan: Most bats live longer than most mammals of their size. The longest known lifespan of a bat in the wild is 30 years for a little brown bat.