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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!              


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.           


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.    


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. 


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! 


Getting up close with Grey-headed flying foxes

During her recent trip to her homeland of Australia, Micaela Jemison, BCI's Director of Communication and Public Outreach, was able to see a familiar sight - the grey-headed flying fox. 


Messy Eater a Boon for Cactus Fruit

The pallid bat may be best known for munching on scorpions, but new research shows that this bat also enjoys cactus fruit and nectar. 


Young Conservationists Tackle Big Issues

BCI has had the opportunity to work with many creative FIRST LEGO League teams who had chosen bats as the topic of their “Animal Allies” challenge. BCI is delighted to see so many young conservationists interested in finding solutions to the many issues bats face today.


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