From time to time, BCI's rapid growth creates the need for
equipment and other items to help us function more efficiently.
Additionally, staff must attend conservation conferences to carry
out our mission. Members may be able to help us meet some of
For more information, or to make a contribution, please call
Linda Rogers at BCI, 512/327-9721.
Funds requested for local purchase of projector and screen.
Needed by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Republic of Vanuatu
(a participant in BCI's 1990 Pacific Island Flying Fox
Conference) to raise awareness of the plight of bats that are
threatened by over-hunting ($450).
To cover the costs of feeding and maintaining the health of our
flying fox bats, Zuri and Abby ($75 for 1 month or $900 for a
Materials to build a new open-air flight cage to ensure Zuri and
Abby the best of comfort between ambassadorial duties (approx.
A journal subscription to the weekly Current Contents,
which lists the contents of over 1,000 scientific
journals--essential to access current bat-relevant literature
($360 per year).
Special thanks to the following BCI members for their generous
donations: Peggy Church, Redmond, Washington, for funds to
purchase a new 386 computer; Robert Orr, Redondo Beach,
California, and Alberto Roca, Madison, Wisconsin, for two greatly
needed dot-matrix printers; and Mary Lou Alley-Crosby, Montesana,
Washington, for travel assistance for BCI's Director of Education
to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Conservation
Biology. We deeply appreciate these contributions.