WHY SAVE BATS?
Bats are clean, gentle and intelligent, they are vital to the ecosystem, and they enhance our lives in many ways. Fruit and nectar bats bring us approximately 450 commercial products and over 80 different medicines through seed dispersal and pollination. Up to 98% of all rainforest regrowth comes from seeds that have been spread by fruit bats. Insect-eating bats are literal vacuum cleaners of the night skies, eating millions upon millions of harmful bugs. They protect us by eating insect-pests that destroy crops as well as insects that cause human disease.
Sponsor a Bat in Need
Sponsorships help us provide food and medical supplies for the bats who cannot be released back to the wild. Become a sponsor by sending an annual donation of $40.00 (teachers & existing members: $30.00). A great teaching tool, and the perfect gift for bat enthusiasts! Please note: This program supports actual bats (pictured below) who will live out their lives at Bat World Sanctuary. Bats are occasionally retired due to old age or illness, but otherwise remain in the program for anyone who wishes to support them.