Bats get a bad rap. Whether they’re in the belfry or portrayed as flying bloodsuckers in pop culture, humans generally don’t feel warm and cozy about the creatures of the night. “It’s absolutely true,” said Carolyn Callaghan, the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s senior conservation biologist, terrestrial wildlife, down the line from Luskville, Quebec. “We associate them […]

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By Cole Lalonde Jan. 8, 2020 Little Brown Bats on Prince Edward Island have long been threatened by a deadly fungus in a process experts say could be accelerated by climate change. White nose syndrome is a disease that spreads from bat-to-bat and is named as such due to a white fluff that appears on […]

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Kuala Lumpur, 6 January 2020 – The non-profit conservation research group Rimba has just produced a ‘Conservation Roadmap for Flying Foxes Pteropus spp. in Peninsular Malaysia’, in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN). Rimba’s Project Pteropus has been working on flying fox conservation in collaboration with PERHILITAN since 2012. […]

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This July 2018 video is called Lesser short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis). From the National University of Singapore: Even resilient common species are not immune to environmental crisis Measures of genetic diversity of a fruit bat common in Singapore decreased 30-fold over the last 90 years December 18, 2019 A recent study by scientists from […]

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By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

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