Israel Joining International Bat Night Celebrations
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel contributed to a survey of 64 sites throughout Israel researching 26 species of insect bats. Bats are an important part of the ecosystem, and contribute to agricultural productivity, keeping insect populations and other pests in check.
One alarming finding showed a decrease of thousands of bats to less than one hundred in one cave in the Galilee.
SPNI is working throughout Israel to protect the bat population which represents one third of Israel's mammal population.