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December 2011, Volume 9, Number 12
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Funding to Fight WNS
The newly released federal budget for 2012 contains good news for bats. Congress is directing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

BCI's 2012 Workshops
Learn the latest techniques for bat research and conservation, for using bat detectors or for conducting cutting-edge surveys and ...

Bats in the News
When the star-studded cast and crew showed up in Bulgaria to film the Hollywood action movie "The Expendables 2," proud ...


November 2011, Volume 9, Number 11
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Norway’s Bat Boxes
Tore Christian Michaelsen watched with growing satisfaction as a stream of bats dropped down out of the bat house on the side of ...

Year of the Bat
 "The Battle for Bats" drew about 400 people to the prestigious Field Museum in Chicago to hear leading bat conservationists, ...

Bats in the News
The more scientists discover about bats and echolocation, the more remarkable this biological sonar system seems to ...


October 2011, Volume 9, Number 10
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BCI’s New Brand
Here's how Joe Tagle describes his goals in designing BCI's new brand: "I wanted to create a mark that emphasizes the ecological ...

Bats in the News
Scientists have discovered that echolocation, the biological sonar system that lets bat hunt in the dark, is produced by yet ...

WNS: Confirming the Cause
It's official: the cold-loving fungus Geomyces destructans is, in fact, the cause of White-nose Syndrome – the fast-spreading ...


September 2011, Volume 9, Number 9
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Bats in the News
The biological sonar system called echolocation is a powerful tool for insect-hunting bats. Now an innovative experiment with big ...

Trick or Treat for Bats
Bats are mostly ignored – or worse – by the public for most of the year, but the flying mammals get a lot of attention at ...

Conservation in Southeast Asia
Few strategies are as powerful for creating sustainable bat conservation efforts around the globe as training and nurturing young ...


August 2011, Volume 9, Number 8
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Year of the Bat
Thousands of people braved triple-digit temperatures to celebrate the first annual International Bat Night Saturday (August 27) ...

Vampire Facts
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that a 19-year-old migrant farm worker died one year ago in Louisiana of ...

Bats in the News
Lesser long-nosed bats depend on the agave plant – and agaves depend on the bats. These endangered bats feed on the nectar ...


July 2011, Volume 9, Number 7
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Bats in the News
The Fort Drum Military Installation in northern New York is home to the U.S. Army's fabled 10th Mountain Division. It is also ...

‘Curtailing’ bat fatalities
A study led by Bat Conservation International confirms that curtailing wind turbines – temporarily shutting them down during ...

Apply for a BCI Scholarship
Knowledge is crucial to protecting bats. And Bat Conservation International has been helping to increase scientific information ...


June 2011, Volume 9, Number 6
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Convincing Congress
Federal funding to combat White-nose Syndrome is a sound investment, even in a tough economy, Bat Conservation International ...

Battling Bat Myths in Ghana
The Wli Waterfalls are one of the top tourist draws in eastern Ghana, and the cliffs alongside the falls are home to several ...

Bats in the News
Bats are, of course, the only mammals that can fly. Achieving that unique skill required some remarkable adaptations, such as ...


May 2011, Volume 9, Number 5
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Conserving Russia's Bats
A pioneering Russian biologist who founded his country's first community-led conservation movement for bats is being recognized ...

Sanctuaries in the Rainforest
The rainforests of the Malay Peninsula host a remarkable diversity of animals and plants. And flying mostly unnoticed among the ...

Bats in the News
Twenty-two species of bats make their own homes by strategically gnawing on large tree leaves in such a way that the leaf folds ...


April 2011, Volume 9, Number 4
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New States Face WNS
The plague just keeps spreading. So far this year, White-nose Syndrome has expanded its devastation into four new states and ...

Filling the Bat-Conservation Void
 As we celebrate the International Year of the Bat (2011-12), we are right to celebrate many accomplishments in bat ...

Bats in the News
Assigning a dollar value to nature is a complex undertaking, but it's often worth the effort. "Such numbers can show how much our ...


March 2011, Volume 9, Number 3
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Bats by the Sea
Searching for roosting sites of Australia's elusive coastal sheath-tailed bat is a very hard way to do science. Scrambling along ...

How Many Bat Species?
We share the world with an almost-magical medley of living things. And even as we often threaten the biodiversity of some ...

Bats in the News
Radar operators have known for years that when big bat colonies take to the sky, they show up as clouds on radar that's designed ...


February 2011, Volume 9, Number 2
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Bats in the News
A subspecies of the carnivorous pitcher plant in Borneo has developed a most unusual but mutually beneficial relationship with ...

WNS Keeps Moving
White-nose Syndrome is on the move again – as it has been for each of the past four winters. Early reports from surveys of ...

A Big Step Forward in the Philippines
People crowded around the entrance to Monfort Bat Cave, enchanted by the world's largest colony of Geoffroy's rousette fruit ...


January 2011, Volume 9, Number 1
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Listening for WNS
After trudging through 30 inches of snow, two biologists finally reached the entrance of an abandoned railroad tunnel used by ...

Bats in the News
Scientists have discovered that insect-eating bats have a very handy ally in European forests: the beaver. Bats reap real ...

See the Bats of Bracken Cave
One of the most unforgettable sights nature has to offer takes place each summer evening at the Bracken Bat Cave in Central ...


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