Bats may seem pretty spooky – but in fact, they’re pretty spooktacular.
Whether they’re hunting insects (such as mosquitoes), pollinating plants or scattering seeds, these flying mammals are working hard as integral members of ecosystems all over the planet.
But they are in danger – and they need human help.
Enter Bat Conservation International (BCI), an organization devoted to conservation, education, and research initiatives involving bats and the ecosystems they serve. Founded in 1982, as scientists around the world became concerned that bats essential to the balance of nature and human economies were in alarming decline, the organization has achieved unprecedented progress by emphasizing sustainable uses of natural resources that benefit both bats and people.
Want to get involved?
On www.batcon.org, you can learn to build a bat house, find workshops and bat colonies, read bat poetry or even send a bat inspired e-card (perfect for green Halloween!)
Kids can get involved by clicking on the link below: