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December 2008, Volume 6, Number 12
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Clearing Mount Trashmore
When Jim Kennedy first rappelled down into Kentucky’s Saltpeter Pit three years ago, he landed on “one of the biggest mounds ...

Bats in the News
Oregon state officials are taking innovative steps to avoid evicting colonies of Townsend’s big-eared bats that have been ...

A Helping Hand for Bats
When Timothy Clancy read a newspaper article about how White-nose Syndrome was killing countless bats, he decided that “bats ...


November 2008, Volume 6, Number 11
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Pagoda Bats of Vietnam
The Ma Toc Pagoda of Vietnam was built almost 450 years ago in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam. It’s also called the Bat ...

Bats in the News
Researchers have found a clue in the devastating die-off of bats that has struck the Northeastern United States, the Los Angeles ...

Scholarship Deadline
Time is running out to apply for a 2009 BCI Student Research Scholarship. The deadline for submitting applications is December ...


October 2008, Volume 6, Number 10
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Bats in the News
Bats always come out around Halloween – at least in the news media, where feature stories about bats are especially popular ...

Sign Up for a BCI Workshop
Get up close and personal with an amazing diversity of bats next summer: Sign up for a 2009 Bat Conservation International field ...

Bats Underground
Dangling from a rope 70 feet down a 75-foot mine shaft, Jason Corbett very carefully examined a tangled mass of timbers, rocks ...


September 2008, Volume 6, Number 9
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China’s Tiny Bats
The tiny bamboo bat is besieged by threats in south China, where its unique roosts in hollow sections of bamboo plants are ...

Conserving Jordan’s Bats
The idea of protecting bats is almost unknown in Jordan. No law or program specifically cites bats and conservation resources are ...

Bats in the News
Frank Bibin, a long-time BCI member and partner, uses about 4,000 bats – rather than chemical pesticides – to help protect ...


August 2008, Volume 6, Number 8
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Bats and Wind
Tens of thousands of bats are being killed each year at wind-energy facilities in North America. The grim pace of bat fatalities ...

Apply for a Scholarship
Bat Conservation International is now accepting applications for 2009 Student Research Scholarships. Each year, BCI scholarships ...

Bats in the News
Some people love bald eagles, and others are enamored of snakes and salamanders, “but these men and women love bats," says ...


July 2008, Volume 6, Number 7
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Bat-shooting Ban
The state government of Queensland, Australia, is banning the shooting of all flying foxes beginning September 1. And that, says ...

Bats in the News: Better Than Batman
Batman’s back and more popular than ever as The Dark Knight movie breaks a slew of box-office records. Bats, it turns out, have ...

Caveless bats of Ukraine
The plains of northeastern Ukraine are alive with bats during the summer months. But for wintertime, the landscape offers no ...


June 2008, Volume 6, Number 6
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What’s Killing America’s Bats?
White-nose Syndrome may be the most severe threat ever faced by North American bats, and scientists have not yet identified its ...

Bats in the News
Volunteers joined Kentucky state agencies this month to build bat-friendly gates designed to keep vandals from repeating their ...

Running for Bridge Bats
Austin (Texas) celebrates its beloved colony of bridge bats this summer with its third annual Bat Run to benefit Bat Conservation ...


May 2008, Volume 6, Number 5
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Scientists Attack Urgent Threat to Bats
Scientists invited to the “White-nose Syndrome Science Strategy Meeting” in June will examine the latest evidence and try to ...

Artificial Roosts Lure Bats to Restore Rainforests
Rainforests are being cleared at a frightful rate by loggers, farmers and ranchers, with troubling impacts on biodiversity and ...

Bats in the News
Birds have always gotten credit for consuming damaging insects in Tropical forests, but two researchers have now proven that ...


April 2008, Volume 6, Number 4
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A Race Against White-nose Syndrome
Bat Conservation International and four partners are cosponsoring an urgent meeting of scientists to explore the mysterious ...

Bats & Children in Colombia
A handful of children, with bat masks on their heads and their arms outstretched, walk gingerly across the field. Each youngster ...

Prehistoric Bats in Egypt
Scientists have discovered a half-dozen new species of ancient bats, which lived up to 35 million years ago, hidden amid fossil ...


March 2008, Volume 6, Number 3
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Winter Bats on the Wing
Few bat researchers consider setting mist nets over frozen streams when temperatures are far below zero and most bats are ...

Bats in the News
Many of the extraordinary abilities of bats are being designed into a miniature flying robot that the U.S. Army hopes to use for ...

Sign Up Now For a BCI Workshop
Time is running out to sign up for a unique outdoor experience this summer – a BCI Bat Conservation and Management Workshop. ...


February 2008, Volume 6, Number 2
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Mystery Disease Kills U.S. Bats
A mysterious malady is killing thousands of hibernating bats in New York and Vermont, with yet another outbreak reported in a ...

Bats in the News
Flying Came FirstA 52 million-year-old bat seems to have answered a long-standing puzzle: which did bats acquire first, flight or ...

Protecting Mexico’s Corn
Corn is the heart and soul of Mexico’s agriculture. It accounts for more than 60 percent of the nation’s total agricultural ...


January 2008, Volume 6, Number 1
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Bats & Kangaroos
The sight is breathtaking. Thousands of huge bats, their graceful wings spanning three feet or more, sail directly overhead. ...

Member Nights at Bracken Cave
Experience the unforgettable sight of millions of Mexican free-tailed bats emerging at twilight from Bracken Cave. Listen for the ...

Bats in the News
Bats “are considered nature’s pesticides since they consume thousands of insects each night,” says public radio station ...


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