Texas Tech University

23% of Southeast Asia’s bat population nears extinction

State of Texas and Texas Tech University

August 8, 2018

THE DAILY GUARDIAN - Nearly a quarter of the bat population of Southeast Asia, where about 30 percent of the world’s bats are found, is threatened with extinction, a US-based conservation expert said here Monday.

"That's a huge problem, 23 percent threatened or near threatened. By threatened, what we're saying is there's a much greater probability that they will go extinct unless we change what's happening to them now," said Dr. Tigga Kingston, associate professor at Texas Tech University, in a press briefing at the opening of the four-day 4th International Southeast Asian Bat Conference at L' Fisher Hotel.

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