Posts Tagged “bats”

By Anna Taylor
BSc Conservation Biology and freelance journalist
@FreelanceAnna, Anna’s website

White-nose syndrome

Photo by Ryan von Linden, NY Department of Environmental Conservation

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By Richard Hassall
BSc Hons Animal Biology and Volunteer Ranger

Bats: Creatures of the night?

By National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Bats are often portrayed as subjects of “horror” and used in entertainment to startle and create a sense of impending doom. The most famous example I can think of is Dracula. Are these little creatures all they are made out to be? Some people think they may be.

Bat numbers have drastically declined in the past century due to increasing development and changes in land management practices. To prevent any further decline, strict legislation has been put in place to prevent harm to bats and any destruction of their roost sites.
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