While the majority of people fear bats, what they don't always realize, they play an important part in the environment. Bats help pollinate plants and spread seeds. They also help control insects. Bats eat large numbers of insects, including the kinds that damage crops. A brown bat can eat more than one thousand insects the size of a mosquito in one hour. This certainly helps us reduce in pesticides and helps reduce the amount of chemicals polluting the environment.
According to Batworld Sanctuary's website, Batworld.org,"fruit and nectar bats bring us approximately 450 commercial products and over 80 different medicines through seed dispersal and pollination. Up to 98% of all rain forest regrowth comes from seeds that have been spread by fruit bats. Insect-eating bats are literal vacuum cleaners of the night skies, eating millions upon millions of harmful bugs. They protect us by eating insect-pests that destroy crops as well as insects that cause human disease."
Batworld Sanctuary is a a non-profit organization ran by volunteers and they rescue all kinds of bats, for example, bats that were orphaned, injured, confiscated from illegal pet trade, retired from zoos and research facilities. They all can find shelter (sometimes permanent) within Batworld Sanctuary's walls.
Be forewarned. You will need Kleenex when you watch this video. I have seen this several times and I still tear up, each and every time!This is an example of some of the wonderful work they do over there: