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Continuing a Legacy

 BCI is proud to announce Matt Town as this year's recipient of the Verne and Marion Read Bat Conservation Award!              

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BCI looking for Public Engagement Intern

BCI is looking for a Public Engagement Intern in our Austin, Tx. office. This position will be expected to work an average of 20-25 hours/week from March until September.

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Empowering Women in Conservation Science

Singer James Brown may have once famously sung that it was a mans’ world, but in conservation, it is anyone's game.           

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Wind Turbine Blades Could Decimate North America’s Most Widespread Bat Species.

For Immediate Release: Wind turbine blades could decimate North America's most widespread bat species. 

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Seeking Answers in the Wind

Thousands of spinning wind turbine blades may be threatening the survival of the hoary bat - one of North America’s most widespread migratory bats.  BCI and the wind industry are striving together to find the right path forward to protect and preserve bats from this threat.

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Species Spotlight: Hoary Bat

With its distinct salt-and-pepper coloration and luscious glossy fur, the hoary bat may just be the George Clooney of the bat world.    

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A Story of Bats, Agaves, and People

Read how BCI research grantee Kristen Lear is working to investigate the potential for "bat-friendly" agave management by rural Mexican communities. 

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From the Field: Mapping a Food Web

What do bat feces have to do with El Niño? Hernani Fernandes Magalhães de Oliveira writes to us to explain his research. Turns out, it is more than you would think! 

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