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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 10, NO. 3 Fall 1992


ON THE COVER

The great fruit-eating bat (Artibeus literatus) is only one of many species of leaf-nosed bats that inhabit Latin American rain forests. Such bats are vital to these tropical ecosystems, pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds of countless trees and shrubs. Many of these, such as the Cecropia shown here, are known as "pioneer" plants, the first to grow on cleared land in disturbed areas of the forest. Bats are critical to the cycle of rain forest regeneration.

--Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle

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All articles in this issue:
ON THE COVER
Bracken Cave: A Priceless Resource
Adventures in Photographing Bats
In Progress: A New Book About Bats
Venezuela's Bats: A CASE FOR CONSERVATION
Bats in Magic, Potions, and Medicinal Preparations
THE PAUL WINTER CONSORT
WANTED—PROFESSIONAL VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHER
BCI Co-sponsors International Symposium on Desert Succulents
Protection for Critical Bat Caves in New Mexico
Educational Materials Produced for Latin America
BCI's Second Bat Tour to Costa Rica a Success
NPCA Promotes Bat Conservation
"The Secret World of Bats" Airs
New BCI Board Members
Heading south for the winter

Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International