Organization for Bat Conservation & Save the Bats

Organization for Bat Conservation & Save the Bats

75 W. Huron St., Pontiac (MI), 48342, United States

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(248) 294-7370

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OBC is dedicated to educating and inspiring people to actively save bats.

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Mission To educate and inspire individuals to actively save bats!
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Bats are essential to the health of our ecosystem. They help control pests and are important pollinators and seed-dispersers for countless plants. Yet these wonderfully diverse and beneficial creatures are among the least studied and most misunderstood of animals.

Centuries of myths and misinformation still generate needless fears and threaten bats and their habitat around the world. Bat populations are declining almost everywhere. Losing bats would have devastating consequences for natural ecosystems and human economies. Knowledge is the key.

We work to help protect bats and the ecosystem by teaming up with local health departments and government agencies to aid in public health issues associated with bats. We also employ trained field biologists to help in the research to protect endangered bats and other animals.

If you have a wild bat or other animal in your home, please call Critter Catchers for humane removal: 248-432-2712.

Currently, our North American bat population is declining at an alarming rate due to a number of causes, including White Nose Syndrome. Bats are an important part of our ecosystem – for one, they cut down on those pesky mosquitoes and other bugs! They are also crucial pollinators of many crops, including mango, cashew, balsa, agave and bananas.

Join the effort to Save the Bats, so we can help prevent further loss of population, encourage spread of new populations, and share an appreciation for these friendly nocturnal creatures.

Hang around our page for updates on the campaign, fun facts about bats, and ways you can take action in your community and inspire others to join the cause!

Follow posts and share your own along your social networks with #SavetheBats

The Save the Bats campaign is led by the Organization for Bat Conservation, an educational nonprofit based in Michigan. Your donations to Save the Bats help educate and activate the public to protect these amazing animals.

Founded April 1997
Products The Bat Zone offers bat houses, animal sponsorships, educational books, apparel, mugs and more. We're a great resource for build-your-own bat house instructions and bat detectors, as well as hoodies, DVD's, and more:
http://batconservation.org

Want to learn more about donation and school programs? Visit www.batconservation.org for more information!
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