3 things to love about bats

These much-maligned mammals help maintain healthy ecosystems

After learning about their contributions to ecosystem health, community members are eager to coexist with bats.
  • Bats perform insect pest control without damaging the environment (as would otherwise be the case with exterminators).
  • They disperse seeds and pollinate flowers of ecologically important plants (About 500 species of flowers from around the world depend on bat pollination).
  • Bats eliminate mosquitoes, which can carry vector-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and zika.
112 bat species have been identified in Honduras.
A UNDP/GEF project trains farmers on the value and ecological importance of bats.



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