Israel’s Defense Ministry Destroys Abandoned Posts, Burying Bat Colonies Alive

In recent years, experts discovered colonies of 12 different species at around a dozen abandoned army posts in the Jordan Valley.

The Defense Ministry has demolished abandoned military posts in the Jordan Valley that housed hundreds of protected bats, despite understandings with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.In the process, hundreds of bats were probably buried alive. The ministry says it asked the parks authority to take responsibility for the sites, but that these requests were ignored.