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Protect North America's Bats

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Bats play an essential role in healthy ecosystems and should be protected.

These often misunderstood animals -- the world's only mammals that truly fly -- can consume up to one-third of their own body weight in insects that might otherwise transmit diseases or threaten our forests and crops. 

Unfortunately, an emerging disease is killing North America's bats. The mysterious white-nose syndrome has already claimed the lives of an estimated one million bats, yet scientists still know very little about how to stop -- or even slow -- the spread of this terrible disease.

Help save our bats! Urge your U.S. Representative and Senators to support vital steps to fight white-nose syndrome.


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