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Bats Need Our Protection




Poor bats. The creatures have been getting a bit of a bad rap lately, primarily due to some initial discussion around whether or not they had something to do with the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are still some experts out there standing up for the critters and emphasising that bats aren’t scary and are in fact, in need of our protection. One individual, who is working hard to help protect bats and their habitats, is 4Sight’s Senior Ecology Consultant and resident bat expert, Dr Hannah Dumbleton. Hannah recently spoke to Anna Casey-Cox from Go Eco on her podcast/radio show, ‘Earth Matters’, to talk about bats in NZ - here’s what Anna and Hannah had to say.