Bats and COVID-19
6 May 2020: Bats without Borders and Bat Conservation Africa release a joint statement to summarise the facts about bats and COVID-19 pandemic, in response to rampant persecution of bats across Africa.
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Did you know?
There are over 1,420+ bat species globally? Accounting for ~20% of mammals worldwide. Africa has an incredibly diversity of 300+ species, and across southern Africa we have 120+ species!
Sadly, Africa is considered a bat conservation-void and bats are largely unprotected outside of protected areas. Habitat loss, land degradation, unsustainable hunting and rampant persecution are major threats to bat populations.
Bats, as the underdog and heavily persecuted, urgently need your help! Your support is critical to help protect African bats.