Bats of British Columbia: Web Portal to Information and Programs

  • BC has the most bat species in Canada (16 of the 19 Canadian species).
  • Over half of the bat species in B.C. are of conservation concern.
  • White Nose Syndrome (WNS) has killed over 7 million bats in eastern North America since 2006.
  • In March 2016 the disease was detected near Seattle, approximately 150 km from the B.C. border.

Below are Conservation and Management Programs for Bats in BC

The Community Bat Program of BC helps the public in bat management and conservation.
Bat Caver collaborates with cavers in promoting bat conservation.
The BC Ministry of Environment provides guidance documents and protocols to prevent the transmission of White Nose Syndrome.
BC Bat
BC Bat Action Team is group of bat biologists dedicated to bat conservation.