Bats & COVID 19: Everything you want to know

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

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