NC Endangered Bat

By: Austin Ralph

Info

Bat, Chiroptera


There are several reasons why bats are endangered. Mainly it is because of a loss of their habitats. Rainforest's are being destroyed. Also caves and nesting areas are being blocked and destroyed. THis can also take away their food supply.

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Whats being done about it

In 2002 the Commission purchased the mineral rights to and acquired a donated conservation easement at Cranberry Iron Mine in Avery County to protect the hibernating population of Virginia big-eared bats, eastern pipistrelle bats, little brown bats, big brown bats and northern long-eared bats.