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#DontBlameBats​ has been launched to dispel widespread unfounded fears and myths about bats which are threatening conservation during the pandemic. Bats are mistakenly blamed for causing COVID-19. Despite the current coronavirus only ever having been identified as a human disease, bat popularity has dropped during the pandemic, with endangered bats being culled in many places in a misguided attempt to stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2. This practice is detrimental to bat conservation. Bats, Conservation, Wildlife, Product Launch, Learning, Studying, Teaching, Onderwijs, Canning

Don't Blame Bats

#DontBlameBats has been launched to dispel widespread unfounded fears and myths about bats which are threatening conservation during the pandemic. Bats are m...

Environmentalists worried a population of bats could be pushed to extinction by a housing development are taking their fight to court. Bats, Rings For Men, Environment, Science, Men Rings

Fight to protect Hamilton's rare bats heads to Environment Court

Environmentalists worried a population of bats could be pushed to extinction by a housing development are taking their fight to court.

During the lockdown of we hosted several webinars on a range of predator control topics. Bats, Predator, Conservation, Zero, Environment, Layout, Suit, Range, Urban

Webinars - Predator Free NZ

During the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, we hosted several webinars on a range of predator control topics.

Long isolated, New Zealand contains a world of Alice Through the Looking Glass natural oddities: birds, insects and plants like nowhere else. Scientist Jared Diamond remarked "it is the nearest approach to life on another planet". Palaeontology (from Professor Michael Archer) and Māori myth (told by Hirini Melbourne) reveal these 'Ghosts of Gondwana'. Then cutting edge camera techniques (earning a Merit Award at 2002 International Wildlife Film Festival) delve into a night world of… Camera Techniques, Through The Looking Glass, Archer, Bats, Ghosts, Film Festival, Professor, Melbourne, Insects

Credits | Ghosts of Gondwana | Television | NZ On Screen

Ghosts of Gondwana - Long isolated, New Zealand contains a world of Alice Through the Looking Glass natural oddities: birds, insects and plants like nowhere else. American scientist Jared Diamond remarked "it is the nearest approach to life on another planet". Palaeontology (from Professor Michael Archer) and Māori myth (told by Hirini Melbourne) reveal these 'Ghosts of Gondwana'. Then cutting edge camera techniques (earning a Merit Award at the 2002 International Wildlife Film…

As bats and humans cross paths more viruses are making the jump from bat to people. China’s latest virus is the latest coronavirus to affect humans with which is likely to have its origins in bats. Bat Habitat, Origins, Bats, Habitats, Spotlight, Hunting, Relationship, China, The Originals

Are bats to blame for China’s virus?

As bats and humans cross paths more viruses are making the jump from bat to people. China’s latest virus is the latest to affect humans with which is likely to have its origins in bats.

'The bat is transferred to a small black catch bag and tucked down Abi's shirt. Cotton Bag, Harp, Our Body, One Light, Cherries, Conservation, Bodies, Tired, Rings For Men

Precious pekapeka making CHB their home - NZ Herald

We rise at 4.30am. Our bodies are tired. We only laid our heads down at 1am, so we snap ourselves awake with cherries and chocolate and a quick cup of tea. We are going to see if harp traps set in A'Deane's Bush have caught any of the long-tailed bats we know are in the area. Abi Quinnell and I walk past the big totara. It seems even bigger in the first light of dawn. We look into the cotton bag at the bottom of the trap. To our delight there is one tiny ball of fur tucked into a corner...

Long-tailed bats are thriving in gullies and bush along the Waikato River, where it flows through central Hamilton. Mammals, Hamilton, Urban, Suddenly, Bats, Wildlife, Sky, River, People

Urban bats: Long-tailed bats thriving in Hamilton

Long-tailed bats are thriving in gullies and bush along the Waikato River, where it flows through central Hamilton.

The remarkable world of bats Mammals, Bat Wings, Bats, World, Sleep, Fur, The World, Feather, Fur Coat

The remarkable world of bats

I have in my hand a small, warm bat. Wings folded, she fits perfectly in my palm, and her chestnut fur, damp from the evening dew, is spiky in a punkish sort of way. She is groggy with sleep; she has been napping-something bats do wonderfully well-while she awaited rescue from the benign trap set for her, this most unusual little mammal.

The secret life of New Zealand's bats Black Box, Secret Life, Bats, New Zealand, Peace, Sky, Group, Sunset, Cool Stuff

The secret life of New Zealand's bats

They may be on your property right now and they come in peace. Words and photos: Diana Noonan Additional photos: Graham Dainty, Colin O'Donnell,Stuart Parsons, James Mortimer The night is cool and calm. A hushed air of anticipation ripples through the small but eager group gathered on a quiet, backcountry Otago road. Catlins’ resident chiropterologist (bat expert) Catriona Gower dons her high-viz vest. She looks up at the semiovercast sky and checks her watch. Sunset is officially 9.30pm but…

The endangered lesser short-tailed bat is an ancient species unique to New Zealand and is found only in a few locations. The greater short-tailed bat is probably extinct. Mammals, New Zealand, Nativity, Bats, Flora, The Nativity, Plants, Birth

Bats/pekapeka

Bats are New Zealand's only native land mammals

In the last few years there's been a revolution in our understanding of New Zealand's ancient animals - there were once crocodiles as well as small land mammals. Extinct Animals, Crocodiles, Bats, Fossils, Dinosaurs, Kiwi, Mysterious, Mammals, New Zealand

The New Zealand fossil revolution

In the last few years there's been a revolution in our understanding of New Zealand's ancient animals - there were once crocodiles as well as small land mammals.

The flight capability of small insects is something engineers want to harness in micro drones at the scale of a fly. Tiny drones that fly like insects are now becoming feasible due to design evolution and new millimetre-scale manufacturing approaches. Institute Of Physics, Micro Drone, Small Insects, Flying Drones, Drone Technology, Digital Trends, Cool Tech, Tech News, Cool Stuff

Tiny drone

The flight capability of small insects is something engineers want to harness in micro drones at the scale of a fly. Tiny drones that fly like insects are now becoming feasible due to design evolution and new millimetre-scale manufacturing approaches.

Endangered bats adopted to fundraise for tracking and protection - STUFF ARTICLE January 2019 Types Of Animals, Wild Ones, Bats, Adoption, January, This Or That Questions, Foster Care Adoption

Endangered bats adopted to fundraise for tracking and protection

A Wellington surgeon adopted a critically-endangered native bat after winning a TradeMe auction.

Ben Paris aka New Zealand Batman is a real life conservation superhero. By day he works at Auckland Zoo but come night he is New Zealand's greatest champion for our only native land mammals. Bat Animal, New Paris, Flora And Fauna, Bats, Animal Kingdom, Conservation, Mammals, New Zealand, Nativity

The Wild Podcast #21 Ben Paris - New Zealand Native Bats

Ben Paris aka New Zealand Batman is a real life conservation superhero. By day he works at Auckland Zoo but come night he is New Zealand's greatest champion for our only native land mammals.

New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat Types Of Ferns, Study In New Zealand, Bat Species, When You Can, Planting Flowers, Bats, Extinct, Conservation

New Zealand bats – pekapeka — TEACHING RESOURCE

Bats are found throughout the world, except in areas of extreme cold. New Zealand has three species of endemic bats – the long-tailed bat, the lesser short-tailed bat and the greater short-tailed bat, which is thought to be extinct. Bats are nocturnal, they rest during the day and are active at night. New Zealand bats like to roost in old large hollow trees and sometimes in caves. Although native bush is their preferred habitat, they can also be found in urban areas. Bats can be found alone…

New Zealand bats are fully protected by the Wildlife Act and their habitats are also protected by the Resource Management Act There are a variety of conservation efforts being undertaken to protect bats/pekapeka – New Zealand’s only native land mammal. Bat Species, Resource Management, Bats, Conservation, Mammals, Habitats, Nativity, Wildlife, Animal

Conservation of our native bats – pekapeka — TEACHING RESOURCE

New Zealand bats are fully protected by the Wildlife Act 1953, and their habitats are also protected by the Resource Management Act 1991. There are a variety of conservation efforts being undertaken to protect bats/pekapeka – New Zealand’s only native land mammal. Bat species There are currently two species of bats in New Zealand: the long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) and the short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata). The greater short-tailed bat (Mystacina robusta) is believed…