Bats play an important role in many environments around the world.
Our coffee products share a 1.20p per 1kg sold in helping to save bats species, roosts and habitats, via a donation to the Bat Conservation Trust.
Some plants, including coffee fruits, depend partly or wholly on bats to pollinate their flowers or spread their seeds, while other bats also help control pests by eating insects.
In the UK, some bats are ‘indicator species’, because changes to these bat populations can indicate changes in aspects of biodiversity. Bats might suffer when there are problems with insect populations or when habitats are destroyed or poorly managed.
Bat numbers in the UK have declined dramatically over the last century.
Through the important work undertaken by the Bat Conservation Trust, via monitoring of bats, we can discover the factors that are important for their survival. Ultimately their monitoring programme gives us, and government, the information needed to make bat conservation work.