Don't Blame Bats

| In collaboration with: The Spanish Association for the Conservation and Research of Bats (SECEMU) and the UK’s Bat Conservation Trust (BCT)

| Published: 2020

| Role: Illustration, animation and art direction

#DontBlameBats has been launched to dispel widespread unfounded fears and myths about bats which are threatening conservation during the pandemic. Bats are mistakenly blamed for causing the COVID-19 disease. Despite the current coronavirus only ever having been identified as a human disease, bat popularity has dropped during the pandemic, with endangered bats being culled in many places in a misguided attempt to stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2. This practice is cruel, unnecessary, ineffective and detrimental to bat conservation. Evidence shows that bats and other wildlife persecution has the potential to make public health worse, not better. Furthermore, protecting wildlife means protecting us.