Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote awareness and provide a wide range of resources on wildlife rehabilitation, women & LGBT+ in STEM, mental health and 'taboo' topics related to these themes.

The name Batacea (pronounced bat - ay - shea) is a combination of 'bat' and 'cetacean' (Latin collective term for whales, dolphins and porpoises). These two groups of species form some of the smallest and largest species of mammals in the world.

Behind the Scenes...

Chloe and Jessica Robinson are a wife-wife team living in Guelph, Ontario (Canada). 

Chloe Robinson is postdoctoral fellow working at the University of Guelph, researching the assessment of river health using community-based DNA monitoring in the STREAM project. Chloe is passionate about wildlife, conservation, photography and science communication. Chloe has previously worked with cetacean charity Sea Watch Foundation whilst living in the UK and is a trained Marine Mammal Medic.

Jessica Robinson is an Imaging Technician at the University of Guelph, working with a variety of museum invertebrate (bug) collections. Jessie is a keen bat enthusiast and volunteered with Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) for 7 years whilst living in the UK and has a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding bat ecology and bat care. 

 

Chloe (left) and Jessica (right) Robinso