Some people might view the bat species as a group of vicious blood-sucking predators. But, in reality this is not the case, most bats pose little or no threat to humans and are actually an incredibly beneficial species to humans. Bats can eat millions of bugs in one night which means that farmers don’t have to use as much pesticide when bats are around. Not to mention, bats are pollinators.
However, the bat population is greatly threatened by a disease known as white nose syndrome, in addition to habitat loss and climate change. White nose syndrome is a form of fungus that grows on bats when they are hibernating. So far, six million bats have died from this disease so far.
Thankfully, Bat Man is here to protect the bat species! Well … maybe not the real Bat Man, but the guy who plays him in the movie Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck. Teaming up with the Organization for Bat Conservation the stars of the new film are working to raise awareness for real lives bats. Check out this video to learn more about how you can join Affleck in his mission to protect the bats by building your own bat house. For more, check out the Save the Bats website.