Held October 24-31 Bat Week Highlights the Majestic Wonders and Threats Facing Bat Populations Around the World

09.16.20

Bat Week Kicks Off with a Virtual Event Discussing Bat’s Unique Ecosystem Role
Held October 24-31 Bat Week Highlights the Majestic Wonders and Threats Facing Bat Populations Around the World

WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 16, 2020) – Bat Week partners are launching an informative virtual event as part of the lead up to the celebrations. Bat Week provide an opportunity for the public to learn about bats, various population threats, and the irreplaceable role of bats in global ecosystems.

Bat Week’s Sept 17 webinar titled “From Tequila to Pest Control: Learn all the Ways Bats are Vital to Ecosystems and Economies” covers the many ways the more than 1,400 bat species improve global ecosystems. Webinar presenters include:

  • Mylea Bayless, Chief of Strategic Partnerships, Bat Conservation International
  • Patrice Klein, National Program Lead, Fish & Wildlife Health, U.S. Forest Service
  • Kimberly A. Winter, NatureWatch National Program Manager, USDA, U.S. Forest Service

Bat Week, held annually from Oct. 24-31, is an international, annual celebration of the role of bats in nature. Comprised of more than 20 governmental and nonprofit partners, Bat Week is designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation.

Bats are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Although we may not always see them, bats are hard at work all around the world each night – eating tons of insects, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that grow new plants and trees.

Visit www.batweek.org to learn more.

Media Contact: Javier Folgar
Bat Conservation International
Tel: 512.327.9721 ext. 410
Email: jfolgar@batcon.org

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