The Hoary Bat is an insect-eating migratory bat that is found in the NWT in the summer. It is one of three migratory bat species assessed as Endangered by COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) in May 2023.
The Hoary Bat population in Canada has declined dramatically in recent years. Every year, many Hoary Bats are killed in collisions with wind turbines during their migration. Widespread declines in insect abundance, loss of forested habitat and pollution are also threats to the Hoary Bat.
An NWT Bats Management Plan is available here.