People make bat conservation possible. All over the world, successes large and small begin with a few individuals who recognize a threat to bats and decide to do something about it. They may take direct conservation action, conduct critical research, mobilize others, educate decision-makers or the public, raise funds or attack the problem in unique ways. But their goal is to protect bats.
|Eastern red bats. Copyright Merlin D. Tuttle, BCI.
Bat Conservation International wants to recognize some of those who are making a difference. We need your help. We are asking our members and friends to nominate individuals who have demonstrated exceptional professionalism, ingenuity, perseverance and/or impact for bat conservation in the past few years. BCI Bat Conservation Awards will be made for Science, Education and Advocacy.
The rules are simple: Anyone is eligible, from professional scientists, managers and conservationists to teachers, schoolchildren and volunteers. To nominate someone, please provide the award category and the nominee’s name, city and occupation or title. Then describe in 350 words or less why this person deserves the award.
A committee of BCI staff members will review the nominations and select the winners, who will be announced in the Winter 2012 issue of BATS.
Nominations may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Awards, Bat Conservation International, PO Box 162603, Austin, TX 78716. They must be received by June 30, 2012.