The Organization for Bat Conservation
The Organization for Bat Conservation is a non-profit organization that educates, protects, rescues and researches bats. Its purpose is to help protect bats and their habitats through conservation and education. Members of the organization present thousands of programs each year about the benefits and uniqueness of bats. The organization also helps public and private landowners provide suitable roosting habitats for bats.
Why Help Bats?
Bats play an important role in our ecosystem by eating millions of insects in a night. Nature’s bug zappers, a single bat can eat up to 600 mosquitoes in one hour.
And, in North America, natural bat habitat is diminishing. This lack of habitat makes bat survival more difficult. Providing a bat house in your backyard is one way to provide roosting space for bats when natural habitat is scarce.
When selecting a bat house, it is important to select a house that meets the needs of the bats. The OBC has developed bat house specifications based on years of scientific research. OBC, in conjunction with WBU, has developed two such houses.
Bats - The True Story
The Organization for Bat Conservation released a new video entitled, "Bats - The True Story." Underwritten by Wild Birds Unlimited and OBC, this 35-minute video focuses on the myths and the facts that exist about bats and the important role bats play in our environment. This video is available through Wild Birds Unlimited stores.
Wild Birds Unlimited supports this organization through the sale of bat boxes and sponsored the video, Bats The True Story.