Endangered Bat

by: Sonya Carrion


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

how they solve the problem

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.