"Report: Climate Change, Disease Imperil North American Bats"

"TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — More than half of North America’s bat species are likely to diminish significantly as climate change, disease and habitat loss take their toll, scientists warned Monday.

A report by experts from the U.S., Canada and Mexico said 81 of the continent’s 154 known bat types “are at risk of severe population decline” in the next 15 years.

The “state of the bats” report was published by the North American Bat Conservation Alliance, a consortium of government agencies and private organizations."

John Flesher reports for the Associated Press April 17, 2023.


Source: AP, 04/18/2023