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Are bats really worth $3.7 billion dollars?

The services they provide the agricultural industry by eating insects have been estimated to be worth anywhere from $3.7 billion to $53 billion per year, according to a study by the University of Pretoria (South Africa), USGS, University of Tennessee and Boston University. This value accounts for the amount of money farmers did not have to spend on insecticides, because the bats had eaten the insects instead.


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Tags: Bats, Ecosystem Services, Agriculture, Ecosystems, Pest Control, Threatened Species, Biology, Energy, Wind, White-nose Syndrome (WNS)