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December 2012, Volume 10, Number 12
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Bats in the News
Some hibernating bats emerge from a wintertime exposure to White-nose Syndrome with few symptoms of the devastating disease that ...

Tracking Bats on the Wing
Studying the behavior and travels of bats is an especially daunting task. These are, after all, animals that fly through complex ...

Sign Up for a Workshop
Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains, where habitats range from deserts to high-country forests, support a biodiversity unequaled ...


November 2012, Volume 10, Number 11
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Complex Bat Gates
A gate built years ago to protect the bats of Bat Cave in Oregon County, Missouri, turned out to be more a problem than a ...

Bats in the News
The young man on the bicycle can't see; a genetic disorder stole his eyesight about a year ago. Yet he maneuvered his mountain ...

The Return of Bracken Member Nights
Bat Conservation International is proud to announce the return of BCI Member Nights for viewing the world's largest bat colony at ...


October 2012, Volume 10, Number 10
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Bats in the News
Bats, it seems, tend to think about sex a lot – even when they're busy hunting insects or dodging obstacles in the dark. That, ...

Bat-friendly fences for Australia
The past few months have been rough on flying foxes in Australia. In September, the state of Queensland reinstated fruit-growers' ...

Bats in the Backyard
New Zealand is home to only two bat species, and they account for 100 percent of the nation's native terrestrial mammals. The New ...


September 2012, Volume 10, Number 9
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Shooting Australia’s Flying Foxes
The state of Queensland in northeast Australia celebrated the country's Threatened Species Day on September 7 by reinstating ...

A Webcast Full of Bats
What can drive a famous bat biologist absolutely giddy with excitement? Or leave an experienced environmental educator speechless ...

Bats in the News
Among many threats facing bats in Kenya is the common, age-old belief that the flying mammals are tied to witchcraft and evil. ...


August 2012, Volume 10, Number 8
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Living Inside a Deadly Trap
The "pitcher" of pitcher plants is a death trap for insects and other small invertebrates. These vine-like plants of the genus ...

Apply for a BCI Scholarship
Bat Conservation International has awarded 334 Student Research Scholarships since 1990 to support bat studies in 62 countries ...

Bats in the News
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public comment on a proposal to add three bat species that have been almost destroyed ...


July 2012, Volume 10, Number 7
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Bats in the News
"Sex can be a risky business if you're a fly," reports the Great Lakes Advocate of New South Wales, Australia. The newspaper says ...

Bat Houses for Katmandu
Bat conservation is a fairly new concept in Nepal. Yet a small but dedicated corps of homegrown conservationists is spreading the ...

Another Year of WNS
White-nose Syndrome's disastrous spread across eastern North America seems to have slowed this spring – the sixth since this ...


June 2012, Volume 10, Number 6
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Bat Trunks for Bat Education
“It was like Christmas opening up the bat trunk: a great resource and a great idea!” That’s how one member of Bat ...

Restoring Native American Waters
The “natural spring” at Pitts Ranch on the Navajo Nation was a foul, murky puddle amid a harsh, dry landscape when Dan ...

Bats in the News
New scientific research from Peru suggests that culling vampire bats – killing them with poisons, explosives and other means ...


May 2012, Volume 10, Number 5
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A Remarkable Discovery in Vietnam
After spending most of a rainy afternoon scrambling across slippery slopes to reach a Vietnam’s Chu Mom Ray National Park, bat ...

Bats in the News
Rodrigo Medellín of Mexico, a leading bat scientist and member of Bat Conservation International’s Science Advisory ...

BCI Conservation Awards
People make bat conservation possible. All over the world, successes large and small begin with a few individuals who recognize ...


April 2012, Volume 10, Number 4
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A Farewell to BCI’s Executive Director
Executive Director Nina Fascione is leaving Bat Conservation International after leading the organization for more than two years ...

Volunteers Count Irish Bats
Two volunteers pause in their nighttime walk along a riverbank in rural Ireland. Suddenly their bat detector comes to life, ...

Bats in the News
Scientists say they are finding substantially more bats this year in several New York caves that were among the first hit by ...


March 2012, Volume 10, Number 3
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A New Direction for Bracken Bat Cave
Millions of Mexican free-tailed bats emerge each summer evening from Bracken Bat Cave, flying up from the cave mouth in a dense, ...

Saving dawn bats from nets
Bat researchers in Thailand recently came upon a gut-wrenching sight: well over 1,000 lifeless bats dangled from great nets ...

Bats in the News
White-nose Syndrome is killing Canadian bats in such catastrophic numbers that the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife ...


February 2012, Volume 10, Number 2
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BCI’s Birthday
Bat Conservation International was born 30 years ago, on March 12, 1982. That's when Merlin Tuttle founded BCI in Milwaukee, ...

A New Tool for Old Mines
Hundreds of thousands of old, abandoned mines are scattered across the American West. These derelict workings range from simple ...

Bats in the News
White-nose Syndrome is killing Canadian bats in such catastrophic numbers that the federal Environment Minister is being advised ...


January 2012, Volume 10, Number 1
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WNS Confirmed in Europe
View Larger Image White-nose Syndrome, which has killed as many as 6.7 million bats in North America, has been confirmed ...

Bat Radio in Nepal
Interviewing a rural resident in Nepal The Western Region of Nepal, centered around the scenic Pokhara Valley, is home to ...

Bats in the News
Trident leaf-nosed bats in an Israeli bunker “What do you do with a bunch of abandoned army outposts?” asks the ...


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