Bonneted Bat Critical Habitat & New Conservation Funding

florida bonneted bat by shalana gray

Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) designated 1.1 million acres of critical habitat for the Florida bonneted bat, Eumops floridanus, one of the largest and most endangered bats in North America. While no Florida bonneted bats have been observed on Sanibel, SCCF is currently establishing a monitoring regimen around Lee County to determine where individuals may be.

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SCCF Begins Bat Monitoring

SCCF’s Wildlife and Habitat Management Department is now doing acoustic monitoring for bat species on Sanibel Island. In partnership with the Miami Bat Lab — a joint lab between Bat…

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