Ectophylla alba

About

What is it about bats that people find so hard understand or               appreciate? Is it because they are the only mammals that can fly or that they hang upside down? The Inverted Perspective aims to not only take a look bats from their viewpoint but also at us and how these diverse and beneficial creatures are viewed around the world.

There are more than 1,300 species of bats worldwide which is about one-fifth of all mammal species. They range from the world’s             smallest mammal, the tiny bumblebee bat that weighs less than a penny to giant flying foxes with six-foot wingspans. They are               essential to the health of our natural world. They help control pests and are vital pollinators and seed-dispersers for countless plants.

Join us as we delve into the latest bat research, conservation efforts and developments in the human-bat relationship.

A new look at the human – bat relationship