Threats To Bats

There are many threats to bats, such as:

  • White-nose Syndrome
  • Habitat loss
  • Wind energy turbines
  • Pesticides

White- nose Syndrome
White-nose Syndrome is a fungus that grows on the noses of bats and  has killed millions of bats all around America.  White-nose syndrome (WNS) is spread by bats communicating. A bat who has White-nose stays in the same place as other bats. These other bats are now contaminated with White-nose Syndrome.  White-nose only grows in the cold, so once the bats migrate to their winter caves, it starts growing on them, and they eventually die. Humans spread it, by visiting bat caves.  WNS  kills bats by waking them up in the winter which wastes their limited fat. Sadly, so far, there is no cure for this problem.  To learn more about white-nose syndrome click on the sites below:

The National Wildlife Health Center

Battle for Bats video

White-nose Syndrome: Resources

Habitat loss
Bats live in dead trees.  When us humans cut them down they no longer have their house.  For this, we luckily have a solution.  To help, bats you can build a bat house.  For more information on a bat house go to our post about bat houses.

Wind Energy Turbines
Scientists have known for a long time that Wind Energy Turbines are bigger to bats than to birds.  Many bats have been killed by Wind Energy Turbines.  Unfortunately, there’s no way to fix this other than getting rid of Wind Turbines.To learn more click on the website below:  http://www.popsci.com/

Pesticides

Here are some websites to go to:
http://www.naturalnews.com/027971_pesticides_bees.html

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-pesticides-are-harming-animals/ (4.)

 

 

 

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Monica Sageman says:

    This was a very informative page. It makes me very sad that human beings are such a threat to bats.

  2. John Paul Jones says:

    I planned on building some bat houses this winter with plans I picked up at the Ohio State Fair last summer. Now I realize just how important it is.

  3. Dmytro says:

    There IS the solution for Wind Energy Turbines threat for bats: ultrasonic repeller.

    1. Fll team says:

      thanks so much well look into that

  4. Barbara Steinmetz says:

    Looks like you’ve done a lot of good research.

    Aunt Barbara

  5. Mrs. Clubok says:

    What a beautifully designed website! You’ve obviously put a great deal of work into this project and it really shows. Now you need to get the word out about your project. Well done!

  6. John Paul Jones says:

    This is a really great site. Well done!

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