a collaborative initiative
What is SOS Bats?
SOS Bats is a collaborative initiative between Contact Environment and the Mic Mac Nation Gespeg. It is funded by the Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk and in response to the increased threats and serious decline in North American bat species.
The primary activities of the project are in monitoring and data collection on the Gespeg territory with a second component is in Public Outreach which seeks to create environmental awareness in general and in particular species at risk while building capacity in first nations and non-first nations communities. ‘SOS Bats is designed to collect data for the recovery strategy for the Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus), Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis), and Tri-colored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus). All three species are of a regional priority in Quebec as they were emergency listed as Endangered on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2014.
Jeanie LeLacheur – Coordinator / Program Manager
Dylan Clark – Species at Risk / Public Outreach technician
Taylor Clark – WOTP student – Technician – Species at Risk / Public Outreach