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The Silver-haired 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 Silver-haired Bat population in Canada has declined dramatically in recent years. During their migration, Silver-haired Bats are exposed to many threats including collisions with wind turbines. Widespread declines in insect abundance, loss of forested habitat and pollution are also threats to the Silver-haired Bat.

An NWT Bats Management Plan is available here.

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