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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 18, NO. 3 Summer 2000


Live Action Bats on the Web

Wildlife biologist Howard Ferguson, with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, attended BCI's Bat Conservation and Management workshop in the Pacific Northwest in 1999. When he discovered a maternity colony of Townsend's big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii—one of the rarest mammals in the Northwest) residing in an old log cabin near Spokane, he worked with the landowners to preserve the colony. Through grants from BCI, the North American Bat Conservation Partnership and other partners, Ferguson successfully protected the site and established a video monitoring system called the BatCam. To learn more about this colony and its conservation partners, visit: www.wa.gov/wdfw/viewing/wildcam/batcam/batstory.htm.

Dr. Charles Braithwaite, of Lincoln, Nebraska, sent this link to the National Zoo in Washington D.C.: www.discovery.com/cams/bat/batmain.html. Their Bat Cam offers visitors an opportunity to view bats, live, from The Bat Cave where 400 bats reside in a tropical habitat.

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All articles in this issue:
On the Cover
Ghana's Treetop Bats
The Media Blitz that Treatened Bats
Swamp Bats
Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Partners in Action
Join BCI in the East African Wilderness: A 2001 Field-Study Safari to Kenya
BCI Invites Award Nominations
Distinguished Service Award Presented to Fred Stabler
Progress in Australia
Live Action Bats on the Web
International Year of the Bat
Australasian Bat Conference Award
Student Scholarships Available
Cayman Follow-Up
BATS of the United States. 2000
New Scientific Advisors. 2000
New Editor of BATS Magazine
Masters of the Night
Wish List
The Art of Giving: Conservation-Style

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