The straw-colored fruit bat lives in tropical forests throughout Africa. They are the main factor in the dispersal of seeds of the economically vital African teak tree, Milicia excelsa.
The straw-colored fruit bat has recently been classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)
Because these bats live in massive colonies of 100,000+, any change can have a massive impact. Over-harvesting has led to a decreased bat population throughout the continent, and understanding how these colonies function is the key to helping this species survive.
The Wild Animal Health Fund is the best chance those studies have for getting funded before this species goes extinct. Your donation is the best way to make sure that happens.
HELP THE STRAW-COLORED FRUIT BAT WHILE WE CAN
Not all bats live in a caves and neither should you.
It's important to understand how the ecosystem is interrelated and codependent.
By saving one bat species like the straw-colored fruit bat, you can have an impact on the other parts of the ecosystem like other animals and plants. In turn, helping a fruit bat can help the Milicia excelsa, which affects the amount of lumber available to build homes and the economy as a whole.
The key to preventing extinction is early detection of danger and research.
Your generosity will help fund research like that required to save the straw-colored fruit bat. Help wild animals that are sick, threatened, and endangered by donating to the WAHF today.
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