The Spirit of Cavi
Bats embody the spirit of Cavi with their incredible diversity, family orientation, and ability to manifest positive impact on our world. It is important for Cavi to raise awareness of their objective nature and share our love for one of the universe's most beautiful creatures. Bat populations are in alarming decline and we will all mourn the loss of our bats and the important role they play in our universe if we do not become more conscientious and supportive of their conservation.
Bats eat TONS (literally) of night flying insects every night. Many of the insects bats target are crop destroyers and by reducing their populations, bats effectively reduce the need for pesticides. Bats also crunch on mosquitoes and other flying insects that are usually carriers of diseases such as malaria and leishmania. They also eat a lot of other more benign, annoying types of insects that you don't want more of hanging around at night.
From deserts to rainforests, nectar-feeding bats are critical pollinators for a wide variety of plants of great economic and ecological value. In North American deserts, giant cacti and agave depend on bats for pollination, while tropical bats pollinate incredible numbers of plants.
Vast expanses of the world’s rainforest are cleared every year for logging, agriculture, ranching and other uses. Fruit-eating bats are key players in restoring those vital forests. Bats are so effective at dispersing seeds into ravaged forestlands that they’ve been called the “farmers of the tropics.”
Multi-Billion-Dollar Money Saver
Tequila Bats Deserve a Toast
Due to bats’ nocturnal nature, nectar feeding bats get their meals on flowers that open at night. Agave, the plant necessary for tequila production, open their flowers at night and some species rely exclusively on bats for pollination (i.e. no bats, no agave). So next time you have tequila, be thankful for the bats that make it possible!
Bat Poop is Valuable Fertilizer
Bats play an important role in reforestation. Some seeds only sprout after they pass through bats’ digestive system. Bat poop, also known as guano, acts as a rich fertilizer enhancing the process of seed dispersal. Rich in potassium nitrate, guano was once used as a replacement for gun powder during Civil War for the Confederacy. In fact, bat guano mines used to provide the largest mineral export for Texas before oil.