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December 2006, Volume 4, Number 12
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Bats in the News
Scientists have added another item to “the impressive array” of sensory abilities bats use to get around in the dark, BBC ...

Water for Wildlife
Drought and development are taking an increasing toll on natural water sources in North America’s arid western regions. Bats, ...

Stoats, Rats & Bats
New Zealand has only three native terrestrial mammals, and all three are bats. One, the greater short-tailed bat, hasn’t been ...


November 2006, Volume 4, Number 11
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A Dutch Bat House
In America, the Dutch like to say, “everything is bigger.” The cars are longer, skyscrapers are taller, even some of trees ...

Bat Conservation in Canada
Crouching in a low, hot attic, balanced on the rafters, I shined my red-filtered flashlight into the crevice between the chimney ...

Bats in the News
Vampire bats do indeed drink blood – although they lap, not suck, it up. To do that, says the Los Angeles Times, the common ...


October 2006, Volume 4, Number 10
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Gating in Death Valley
With some bat species, especially in Eastern and Midwestern states, success in mine gating and cave restoration is measured by ...

Bats in the News
MEXICO CITY – “Every night, as humans sleep, the flying mammals work feverishly. They pollinate plants such as the agave. … ...

Seeking Solutions
Wind-energy facilities are killing alarming numbers of bats across North America and Europe. Scientists have firmly documented ...


September 2006, Volume 4, Number 9
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Bats in the News
Europeans from at least 30 nations celebrated bats with bat walks, bat watches, lectures and exhibits during the tenth annual ...

New Homes for Forest Bats
Biologist Laurie Lomas of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service swept the red beam of her flashlight across the ceiling of the ...

The Value of Dirt
In the Amazonian forests of southeastern Peru, an array of animals regularly visits bare-earth depressions for the express ...


August 2006, Volume 4, Number 8
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Bats in the News
“There are few places in the world where [bats] are more popular than the southwestern U.S. city of Austin, Texas, home of the ...

Rediscovering an ‘Extinct’ Mexican Bat
Only three flat-headed myotis had ever been reported (one each in 1950, ’66 and ’70). The tiny, elusive bat, known to ...

BCI Scholarships Fund Student Research
Bat Conservation International is now accepting applications for its 2007 BCI Student Research Scholarships. Grants of $2,500 to ...


July 2006, Volume 4, Number 7
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High-Tech Bat Counting
When thousands – or millions – of bats gather in a cave or mine, figuring out how many are in there can be a daunting ...

Bats in the News
People have been dumping trash into Pulaski Cave for decades. Now there’s a 45-foot-high pile of trash that includes just about ...

BCI Photos Go Online
Bat Conservation International has the largest collection of bat photographs in the world – about 75,000 professional-quality ...


June 2006, Volume 4, Number 6
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Bats in the News
Volunteers and professionals were once again swarming about the entrance to Hubbards Cave near McMinnville, Tennessee. They were, ...

Bats go to War – Almost
During World War II the U.S. military envisioned launching flights of armed Mexican free-tailed bats against Japan. Much more ...

The 'Bat Jungle' in the Cloud Forest
Step through two sets of black curtains into the darkness of the Bat Jungle. Listen to the echolocation pings and social calls ...


May 2006, Volume 4, Number 5
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Bats in the News
The rural countryside around Geneseo, Illinois, seems to be developing into a delightful place for bats. The Moline Dispatch of ...

Paper, Pencils & Flying Foxes
Take a few hundred youngsters, stir in some unsuspected facts and, for spice, toss in a colorful video in their own language, ...

Last Chance for a Workshop
A few spaces are still open for this summer’s BCI Bat Conservation and Management Workshops. These hands-on field workshops ...


April 2006, Volume 4, Number 4
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Bats in the News
A long spell of inclement weather seems to have wreaked havoc on California’s bats, reports the Sacramento Bee. “Emaciated ...

The Oldest Bat on Record
A bat from Siberia has set the world’s longevity record for small mammals, a feat that has grabbed the attention of scientists ...

Protecting the City Bats of Romania
An assortment of bats, their natural habitats disappearing, now share the cities of Romania with human urban-dwellers. But most ...


March 2006, Volume 4, Number 3
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Bats in the News
Concrete “pillboxes” built to defend against a feared World War II invasion are being converted into artificial caves to ...

A New Face for Artificial Roosts
Bat Conservation International’s Bat House Project has a new name and a new coordinator. Wildlife Biologist Mylea Bayless, a ...

A Viral Misfire
A recent wave of scientific literature on viral diseases finds some virologists – and the mass media – suggesting that bats ...


February 2006, Volume 4, Number 2
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A Surprise in Nepal
The scarcely studied bats of Nepal face a host of dangers, from human disturbance and carelessness to lost habitat and declining ...

Bats in the News
One of the largest populations of Townsend’s big-eared bats in Colorado – and perhaps in the Western United States – has ...

Teaching Teachers about Bats
Ignorance remains perhaps the greatest threat facing bats around the world. Myths and misinformation abound. Bats and bat ...


January 2006, Volume 4, Number 1
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Bats in the News
Setting the record straight is one of the most powerful things that any of us who care about bats can do to help these ...

See the Bats Fly at Bracken Cave
When the bats emerge from Bracken Bat Cave, they are packed into a vortex so dense that they seem often to be a single, swirling ...

Tracking Saltpeter
The future of the endangered Indiana myotis may hinge on restoring hibernation caves that once held great colonies but are now ...


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