Threats to Bats

Across the U.S., bats face many different threats. The devastating disease called white-nose syndrome, windmill turbines, habitat loss, and climate change have caused large numbers of bats to die.

Bats in Danger

  • tri-colored bat with white-nose syndrome
    White-nose Syndrome

    This fungal disease is wiping out bat populations.

  • Grassland with wind tubines
    Wind Energy

    Bats face many threats, including collisions with wind turbines.

  • bats fly near cave
    Habitat Loss

    Safe places for bats to live and thrive are disappearing.

  • Grinnell Glacier Basin at Glacier National Park
    Climate Change

    Unusual changes in seasonal weather patterns can make it difficult for bats to survive.


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