In this episode of K9 Conservationists, Kayla talks to Dr. Merlin Tuttle about bats and wind farms.
Episode suggestion: Come to conversations ready to learn and ready to be curious.
Merlin started his bat career as a teenager, has done field research on every continent where bats live, photographed hundreds of species, founded and led Bat Conservation International for 30 years (retiring in 2009) and has been a key force in changing the way the world perceives bats. Merlin is comfortable crawling deep into caves, lugging equipment through tropical jungles, or standing on a stage introducing the world to the Secret Lives of Bats.
Call to action: Research your utility company and ask about green energy options in your area.
- More than 3 million bats a year are being killed by wind farms, none of which are labelled as endangered
What can listeners do to get more involved?
- Be more knowledgeable about who you support. Ask them questions!
- Reduce the power you use!
“Why run animals to environmental irrelevance before doing anything?”
Links Mentioned in the Episode:
- Win Friends Not Battles
- Female bats harmed disproprotionately by turbines
- Where to find Dr. Tuttle: Video Library | Photo Library | Website
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