Have you ever seen a bat on one of your adventures? Bats in North America are threatened by a lethal disease called White-nose Syndrome (WNS). Millions of bats have died in eastern North America and the disease has now been found in the west. The first step in protecting bats against WNS is knowing where they live. But, because many bats roost in cracks in cliffs or in boulder fields, they can be tough to find! Outdoor enthusiasts, like climbers, scramblers, canyoneers and hikers can help bat experts and wildlife managers by leaving bats alone and reporting bat sightings. An online reporting tool is being developed, stay tuned!
Ravenswood Media produced Explorers For Bats in collaboration with the Colorado Natural Heritage Program and Climbers for Bat Conservation, the National Park Service and Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The film was funded by a grant from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, administered by the Wildlife Management Institute.