Not a lot of people can say that their work has been documented in film and narrated by David Attenborough, but Rodrigo Medellín is on that list!

The renowned Mexican mammalogist is an Explorer at Large with National Geographic and credited with saving the Tequila Bat from extinction. He's slogged through caves shin-deep in bat poop more times than he can count as he's worked on the ecology and conservation of bats for over 40 years.


Watch his session from the 2021 Global Biodiversity Festival to learn the crucial services and benefits bats provide to us and to ecosystem functioning.

The 2021 Global Biodiversity Festival was a 3-day virtual event celebrating the weird and the wonderful, the challenges life faces and some good news conservation stories. We will be sharing highlights from the festival with our community members.  Who was your favourite speaker? Add a comment below and we’ll feature their video in a future post.