By Oswaldo Flores Armillas.
The IUCN CEM YPN regional network for Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean hosted a live online Q&A session with experts on bats and disease ecology. They addressed audience questions and shared insights about Bats and COVID-19. The event was very successful with over 500 participants.
- Rodrigo Medellín, IUCN’s Bat Specialist Group Co-Chair and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large
- Luis Roberto Viquez, Bat immune system expert, PhD Candidate at the University of Ulm
- Amanda Vicente, Disease ecology and zoonoses expert, PhD Candidate at Emory University
- Bernal Rodríguez Herrera, Programme for Bat Conservation of Costa Rica