Volume 37, Issue 1, 2018

New Standards


Caves and Subterranean Habitat Project Award
Courtesy of Wildlife Habitat Council

Since 2015, BCI has worked with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) to develop standards by which bat conservation practices can be measured on corporate lands.

In 2017, WHC recognized the recipients of two bat awards, Freeport-MacMoRan and Fairmont-Santrol, as well as a third award recognizing conservation of cave and subterranean habitats.

The 2017 Species of Concern Award was awarded to Fairmount-Santrol, Maiden Rock, for providing shelter and enhancing bat habitat for approximately 84,000 to 95,000 bats, as well as monitoring the population for signs of White-nose Syndrome. Fairmount-Santrol was also awarded the 2017 Caves and Subterranean Habitats Award for installing special gates on their property to allow easy movement for bat species.

The 2017 Bat Project Award was given to Freeport-McMoRan, Unidad de Producción Cerro Verde, for their work monitoring roosts, cactus flowers and water sources for the long-snouted bat (Platalina genovensium).

BCI is proud to partner with WHC to work to empower and recognize these partners that further bat conservation.

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