BCI often has special needs ranging from assistance with funding conservation and education projects, to enabling staff attendance at conferences and workshops, to purchasing office equipment. Your help can make a big difference. For more information, or to make a donation, please call Cindy Lind at BCI, 512-327-9721.
One of BCI's urgent needs is for 24MB of additional memory for four office computers. This will greatly increase the speed and efficiency with which we can process and service requests from our members and the public. A donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated. ($50 per MB = $1,200.)
Foreign Conservation Assistance
BCI annually provides honorary memberships to worthy conservationists in foreign countries. Their participation in saving bats is vital to progress, yet they often cannot afford to join. Your helping hand can make a difference. We will inform you of whose memberships you have assisted and acknowledge your gift to the recipients. (35 memberships at $30 each = $1,050.)
Sponsor Conference Participation
By participating in the Latin American Thereological Congress in Caracas, Venezuela, this winter, BCI can greatly increase awareness of the importance of bats and their conservation needs in Latin America. The sponsor will receive a complete report. (Travel funds have been provided, but we still need $250 to cover expenses at the conference.)
To ensure complete up-to-date information in Merlin Tuttle's forthcoming book, Bats of North America, numerous inter-library loans of research papers are required. The donor will be credited in the book's acknowledgements. ($2,500 will cover remaining library fees.)