'Extinct' bat rediscovered after 120 years in the wilderness
More than a century after it was "lost", the New Guinea big-eared bat has been discovered by Queensland researchers working in Papua New Guinea's forests. The critically endangered bat was thought to be extinct, ...
Foraging bats can warn each other away from their dinners
Look into the spring sky at dusk and you may see flitting groups of bats, gobbling up insect meals in an intricately choreographed aerial dance. It's well known that echolocation calls keep the bats from ...
Researchers tap into social networks of endangered Indiana bat to aid in habitat management
(Phys.org) —Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, according to research by scientists ...
Unique guano innovation yields information on bat populations
Two Northern Arizona University scientists have created a tool to identify bat species using DNA in guano, a non-invasive method that can aid in preservation of endangered species. Because bats disperse ...
Bats versus wind turbines
Wind turbines are responsible for the death of numerous bats. In a recent study, scientists determined the origin of these animals: they do not only come from local areas but many had been already on a long ...
Bi-annual bat birthing helps Ebola persist
A bat-filled tree has been touted as the source of the on-going Ebola epidemic in Western Africa – now research from Massey University suggests that the twice yearly birthing of bats may also be responsible ...
New website calls for help from bat detectives
Scientists are asking for the public's help to monitor bats across Europe and track changes in our environment by listening to their weirdly wonderful ultrasonic tweets on a new website.
Researchers find vampire bats have limited capacity to taste bitter substances
The world's first bat net for migrating bats is launched in Latvia
The worldwide largest funnel trap designed for the purpose of studying migratory bats will be opened at the ornithological field station in Pape, Latvia, on August 19, 2014. At the same time, an ambitious ...
More opportunities for bats in forts along the New Dutch Waterline
Climatic conditions such as temperature and humidity have less influence on the presence of bats in the abandoned forts along the New Dutch Waterline than the size of the forts and the availability of hiding ...
'Listening' helps scientists track bats without exposing the animals to disease
A fungus that infects bats as they hibernate is killing them by the millions, placing three species in the East perilously close to being declared endangered—or perhaps beyond, towards extinction.
Woodland bat species sweats it out in the tropics
A bat species thought to be restricted to temperate forests has been found living thousands of miles from its known range in the sweltering heat of the southern Indian rainforest.
Team testing biological treatment for pathogens that are killing honeybees and bats
A researcher at Georgia State University is studying a new, biological treatment for bacterial and fungal pathogens that are killing honeybees and bats in record numbers.
Fungal disease fatal to bats spreads to half of US
A fungal disease that has killed millions of North American bats is spreading and now has been detected in half of the United States.