Unfortunately, the task of protecting bats gets more and more difficult. They are impacted by disease, climate change and destruction of their habitat. Many bats are also being killed based on superstitions or misconceptions, especially with all the misinformation about COVID-19 being caused by bats. And one of the biggest killers, wind turbines. Find out what your electric utility is doing to prevent both bat and bird deaths from wind farms they operate. Just letting them know you are paying attention is a step in the right direction. You might be surprised, both pleasantly and not so… Many bat species are being decimated by White-Nose Syndrome
(WNS is a lethal fungus with no known cure). An estimated 6.7 million bats have been killed by the fast-spreading fungus as of 2011, which is the last published data we could find. It is found in 33 states in the US and 7 Canadian provinces. Lots of resources are being deployed to try and save the bats but many efforts do more harm than good. At this point, there is no cure for WNS. The best way to help bats threatened with WNS is to avoid disturbing the bats and their habitat.