Mexico’s Bat Man

Biologist Rodrigo Medellin champions bat conservation and public education.

Bats often get a bad rap, but they are important to natural ecosystems and to humans. A biologist in Mexico — Rodrigo Medellin — is trying to convince his countrymen to protect bats, and he is training a new generation of researchers to look after the animals.

My story, in partnership with NOVA, airs today on PRI’s The World (click here to find out how to listen) about 20 minutes past the hour.

Medellin and his graduate student, Nora Knoop, measure a Mexican long-nosed bat near Tepoztlán, Mexico.

~ by Ari Daniel on February 5, 2013.

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