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December 2010, Volume 8, Number 12
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Are Little Brown Bats Endangered?
Scientists and conservation groups, including Bat Conservation International, are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ...

Dear Bear Grylls …
“I love your show! But how is it that I am a 9-year-old girl and I am not afraid of bats and you are? Bats are great ...

Bats in the News
If it’s smooth and horizontal, it must be water. That, at least, seems to be the conclusion bats reach – even when sight, ...


November 2010, Volume 8, Number 11
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BCI Workshops
Capture and identify a stunning array of bats and learn the latest bat research and management techniques during Bat Conservation ...

Hiding from the Lights
City dwellers often see bats flying around streetlights, happily chasing insects that are attracted to the glow. But such lights, ...

Bats in the News
Bats are often remarkably agile flyers. Species that live in cluttered, forest habitats routinely dodge branches and foliage ...


October 2010, Volume 8, Number 10
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BCI Goes to Washington
Bat Conservation International took the fight against White-nose Syndrome to Washington, D.C., in October, strategizing with ...

Bats in the News
Bats are not the most beloved of animals, so a wildlife disease that is devastating bat populations across the eastern United ...

Saving Kenya’s Bats
Kenya is home to more than 100 bat species, but these invaluable animals face an array of threats from human settlement and ...


September 2010, Volume 8, Number 9
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BCI and the National Parks
The Last Chance Mine held a treasure trove of copper when it opened about 1890. But the cost of hauling ore out of the Grand ...

Smashing Pennies
Crystal Cave in western Wisconsin offers a dramatic geological display that draws more than 20,000 visitors a year, plus another ...

Bats in the News
Bats, it turns out, have distinct regional accents just as humans do, The Age newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, reports. “Bats ...


August 2010, Volume 8, Number 8
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WNS: Regional Extinctions Likely
Little brown myotis, one of the most common bats in North America, could become virtually extinct in the northeastern United ...

Apply for a BCI Scholarship
Bat Conservation International has awarded 291 scholarships since 1990 to support important bat research in 59 countries. And ...

Bats in the News
Scotland is getting its first reserve dedicated specifically for the conservation of bats, The Scotsman newspaper of Edinburgh ...


July 2010, Volume 8, Number 7
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Saving Sulawesi’s Fruit Bats
Fruit bats have a brutally hard life in Sulawesi, an island in the heart of Indonesia. A remarkable 22 species of fruit bats live ...

WNS: Cave Closures
This statement was issued by Bat Conservation International Executive Director Nina Fascione in support of the U.S. Forest ...

Bats in the News
Deserts are especially harsh places to live. Yet many organisms thrive in these arid landscapes, largely because a range of ...


June 2010, Volume 8, Number 6
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An Emotional Toll
What does it mean that more than a million bats have been killed by White-nose Syndrome, that entire populations have been ...

Bats & Hummingbird Feeders
Southern Arizona residents have noticed for years that their hummingbird feeders were being drained during summer nights, when ...

Bats in the News
Bats have a well-deserved reputation as unusual animals. But even by bat standards, a fruit bat on the Caribbean islands of the ...


May 2010, Volume 8, Number 5
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Tragic Leaps for WNS
This year’s flood of tragic news about White-nose Syndrome became a deluge in May. The WNS fungus was confirmed on another ...

Night of the Bat – and Batman
The city of Austin, Texas – hometown of Bat Conservation International and summer home of the world’s largest urban bat ...

Bats in the News
Flowers pollinated by bats produce “a ton of pollen” compared with flowers that depend on, for example, hummingbirds for ...


April 2010, Volume 8, Number 4
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Training in Latin America
Surrounded by the dense rainforests and wading through knee-deep water, the group stretched its mist nets over and along a river ...

Bats in the News
The devastation that White-nose Syndrome is wreaking upon bat populations “is unprecedented and scary,” Bat researcher Lance ...

Bats & Mosquitoes
Just about everyone hates mosquitoes. Besides being annoying pests, the diseases they carry, such as malaria, account for an ...


March 2010, Volume 8, Number 3
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WNS Keeps Spreading
For three years now, the end of winter has brought tragic reports that White-nose Syndrome has spread into more caves and more ...

Killing Bats Means Jail
Slaughtering bats has never involved much risk for the perpetrators: even the most brutal vandals are rarely identified and ...

Shop for BCI
Bat Conservation International offers a lot of easy and innovative ways to support bat conservation – even when you’re ...


February 2010, Volume 8, Number 2
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Conserving Desert Bats
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona is a vast and rugged stretch of desert that supports a remarkable ...

See the Bats of Bracken Cave
The world’s largest colony of bats flies out of Bracken Bat Cave around sundown each summer evening. Millions of Mexican ...

Can Europe Help U.S. Bats?
European scientists are attacking White-nose Syndrome, the disease that has devastated bat populations throughout the ...


January 2010, Volume 8, Number 1
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BCI’s New Leader
A new leader will take the helm of Bat Conservation International on March 1. After a six-month search, BCI’s Board of Trustees ...

Bats in the News
One of the most fascinating of bats’ adaptations is echolocation, the biosonar that lets most bats not only navigate but ...

Hone Your Skills
BCI field workshops are an exciting way to sharpen your bat-research skills and learn new ones by taking to the field for ...


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