Crowds Can Put Bats at Risk Too!
As humans, we’ve learned all too quickly how diseases can spread through closely gathered populations exposed to infection. And we are not alone in that regard.
Critical social distancing is impossible for bat populations headed back to their winter hibernation sites. As colonies instinctively gather together, there is a greater risk of contracting White-nose Syndrome, a deadly and easily transmittable disease responsible for killing millions of bats in Canada. This disease has decimated numbers by almost 95 per cent in infected areas.
Join us in our fight to ensure bat populations survive
During this traditional Halloween season, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is sending out the bat signal, shining a light on the risks bats face and encouraging Canadians to help. Here are three simple ways you can contribute to our efforts to help the bats!