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BeProvided Conservation Radio


 

BeProvided Conservation Radio takes you from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Africa with expert interviews in wildlife biology, conservation, environmental education, eco tourism and much much more. Our interviews help bridge the gap between international conservation efforts and local conservation efforts. Learn how you can help close to home and worldwide to save our wildlife, plants, water and environment. 

Music by http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Introduction and Outro done by friend of the podcast, Dale Willman, award winning journalist! Thank you Dale for this wonderful contribution!

Oct 31, 2017

I first heard of Amanda Loller and Bat World Sanctuary in an interview on Mongabay (a great conservation resource). She was talking about Bat World Sanctuary's bat rescue efforts after Hurricane Harvey in Texas. I knew we needed to speak with her about this. Bat rescue news after big storms was something I have never heard of and though people should be made aware of all animals affected by such things. 

In this episode, Amanda speaks to us about how she became an animal rescuer. She first rescued and helped a chicken heal and thrive under her care as a young girl. 

Amanda also dispels many common bad myths about bats such as:

  • bats are blind
  • bats are dirty and have rabies
  • they love to get tangled in hair
  • bats love to bite people

You will also learn amazing bat facts such as:

  • bats make up 1/4 of all mammal species
  • farming industry can save up to one billion dollars in pesticides due to insect eating bats

Bat World Sanctuary has a great website: https://batworld.org. Here you will find resources for bat conservation and videos of rescued bats.