Cori Lausen – Echoes in the Dark (Bats)

Episode Title: Echoes in the Dark: Unveiling the Mysteries of Bats with Cori Lausen

Host: Bill Ault

Guest: Cori Lausen, Director of Bat Conservation, WCS Canada

Release Date: March 4th, 2024


Welcome to episode 30 of Northern Latitudes, where our host, Bill Ault, takes a dive into the mysterious and often misunderstood world of bats. In this eye opening conversation, we’re joined by Cori Lausen, the Director of Bat Conservation for the Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada. Together, they unravel the secrets of these nocturnal creatures and the critical efforts underway to protect them.

Episode Highlights:

  • The Role of Bats in Ecosystems: Cori explains the crucial roles bats play in our ecosystems, such as pest control, pollination, and seed dispersal. She highlights how bats contribute to the health of our environment and the economy, emphasizing their importance in maintaining balanced ecosystems.
  • Threats Facing Bats: The significant threats bats face, including habitat loss, climate change, and the devastating White-nose Syndrome. Cori shares insights into how these challenges have impacted bat populations.
  • Conservation Efforts and Success Stories: Cori shares inspiring stories of conservation success and the innovative strategies being employed to protect bats.

Resource Links:

  • Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada: Dive deeper into the WCS Canada’s mission and projects focused on bat conservation at their official website.
  • Bat Conservation International: A wealth of resources and information on how to protect bats worldwide can be found at Bat Conservation International.
  • Canadian Wildlife Federation: Learn about the work being done to safeguard wildlife in Canada, including bats, at Canadian Wildlife Federation.
  • White-Nose Syndrome Response Team: Stay updated on the fight against white-nose syndrome, a disease decimating bat populations, at White-Nose Syndrome.
  • Bat Week: Participate in or learn more about Bat Week, an annual celebration of bats and their importance to nature, at Bat Week.

Thank You:

A big thank you to Cori Lausen for joining us and sharing her expertise on bat conservation. And, as always, thank you to our listeners for tuning in and supporting our journey through the natural wonders of the Northern Latitudes.

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