Thousands of Bats in Houston Needed Rescuing From Freezing Temps, Hundreds Released Today

Thousands of Bats in Houston Needed Rescuing From Freezing Temps, Hundreds Released Today

Roughly 2,000 bats are still recovering after suffering hypothermic shock during last week’s freeze that sent them falling from the Waugh Bridge. 

Today, however, hundreds of them will be released back into nature. 

On Friday, just two days before Christmas, Houston, much like the rest of the country, got smacked with winter weather that included […]

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Tricolored Bats Recommended to Be Listed as Endangered Species Due to White Nose Syndrome

Tricolored Bats Recommended to Be Listed as Endangered Species Due to White Nose Syndrome

Tricolored bats could be added to the list of endangered species to protect them as white-nose syndrome depletes their population. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is recommending that the tricolored bats be added to the list of endangered species so that there is a better chance of protecting them from the fungal disease. […]

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Education can change local perception of bats, help conserve species, study says

Education can change local perception of bats, help conserve species, study says

Increasing knowledge of ecosystem services is key to conserving bats and supporting communities in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, according to a recent study published in the journal Biodiversitas. Researchers quizzed members of local communities around the Batang Toru ecosystem to understand their perception of bat populations. The researchers found that local communities have limited knowledge […]

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