This month is not only a time to celebrate Halloween, but it’s also the time of year to celebrate and raise awareness for the only mammal capable of sustained flight, bats. So much is misunderstood about these nocturnal creatures, so organizations like Bat World Sanctuary hope that they can not only educate the public about the importance of bats, but also protect the massive variety of Chiroptera that are found around the world. The stigma against bats, especially during Halloween, is quite extensive and many are unaware of the keystone benefits. Bats help control insect populations and many are vital for the survival of various plant species (through dispensing as well as pollinating).
Help Bat World Sanctuary by donating money here. They need resources to, provide permanent sanctuary for non-releasable bats, provide protection and conservation of wild bat colonies, promote humane treatment of bats in captivity, and train animal caregivers on the proper treatment of bats. Humans weren’t the only ones displaced by the hurricanes, this year the sanctuary was inundated by large amounts of rescued bats who lost their habitats.