ScienceDaily reports Many cities are introducing green areas to protect their fauna. Amongst such measures are flower strips, which provide support to flower-visiting insects, insect- and seed-eating birds. According to the first quantitative assessment of the speed and distance over which urban flower strips attract wild bees, one-year-old flower strips attract 1/3 of the 232 species […]

via How quickly do flower strips in cities help the local bees? — Natural History Wanderings

The bat reappeared in Papua New Guinea, according to a new study When the New Guinea big-eared bat, which hadn’t been seen for over a century, was captured, it hadn’t even been hiding. In fact, student researchers Catherine Hughes and Julie Broken-Brow from the University of Queensland trapped the bat in Papua New Guinea in […]

via ‘Extinct’ New Guinea Big Eared Bat re-surfaces. — THE OLD GUV LEGENDS

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 […]

via Help the bats, says the Canadian Wildlife Federation — Toronto Sun

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. […]

via Press release: PERHILITAN and Rimba Produce Conservation Roadmap for Flying Foxes in Peninsular Malaysia — Rimba

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 […]

via Singapore fruit bats suffer from environmental degradation — Dear Kitty. Some blog