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December 2007, Volume 5, Number 12
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BCI Workshops
It’s time to reserve your place at one of BCI’s 2008 Bat Conservation and Management Workshops in Arizona, California or ...

Almost-natural Tree Roosts
Rafinesque’s big-eared bats often roost in an assortment of human-made structures, such as bridges, dilapidated barns and ...

Climate Change Threatens Bats
Heat waves blamed on global climate change are killing alarming numbers of flying foxes in Australia, according to a study by ...


November 2007, Volume 5, Number 11
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Unique Bat Sanctuary
Bob Wisecarver’s bat houses are a bit like snowflakes: No two are exactly alike. Each is designed to meet specific needs and ...

Bat Houses for Norway
In Norway, several bat species roost in homes and other buildings, and homeowner complaints periodically find their way into the ...

Bats in the News
Barbara French, a bat rehabilitator and Bat Conservation International’s Science Officer, listened for years to the sounds of ...


October 2007, Volume 5, Number 10
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Barbed Wire
Thousands of Australia’s largest bats, mostly flying foxes, die slow, painful deaths each year after becoming snagged and ...

Business for Bats
Attitudes about bats in the Cayman Islands have changed dramatically since Lois Blumenthal began the National Trust Bat ...

Bats in the News
Scotland’s bats are having an especially tough time this year, says The Scotsman newspaper. “Reports have come from the ...


September 2007, Volume 5, Number 9
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Bats in the News
Tom Kunz, director of the Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology at Boston University, watched hundreds of thousands of ...

Insect-eaters of the Tropics
Pollinating and seed-dispersing bats get research attention and well-deserved appreciation for their role in maintaining tropical ...

Apply for BCI Scholarships
Bat Conservation International invites students at universities worldwide to apply for its 2008 Student Research Scholarships. ...


August 2007, Volume 5, Number 8
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Border Bats
Bats by the millions routinely travel between Mexico and the United States. After wintering in Mexico, many bats, like the ...

Conservation in India
Grace Trust, a non-profit group dedicated to empowering women and children in India, added bat conservation to its agenda this ...

Bats in the News
A little nectar-feeding bat from Latin America metabolizes sugar more than three times as fast as a human athlete – and ...


July 2007, Volume 5, Number 7
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Listening for Tasty Frogs
The fringe-lipped bat eats a lot of things, from insects to small vertebrates, and sometimes even other bats. But it is most ...

New Bat Stamp
The U.S. Postal Service needed 155 years (and the encouragement of BCI Member Carol Adams of Medina, Texas) to finally put ...

Bats in the News
Disappearing and often-dangerous water sources are putting bats and other wildlife at risk throughout America’s arid western ...


June 2007, Volume 5, Number 6
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Running for Bats
It’s no secret that Austin, Texas, residents have embraced the bat colony that spends its summers under the downtown Congress ...

Bats in the House
BCI receives more requests for public information about bats that have slipped into homes and other buildings than any other ...

Bats in the News
Most people assume that bats fly much as birds do, by flapping fairly rigid, airplane-style wings. Now, BBC News reports, ...


May 2007, Volume 5, Number 5
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Rainforest pollinators
The New World tropics are among the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, and an amazing number bat species play vital roles in ...

Island of Discoveries
Madagascar, an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, teems with unique animals and plants, and a recent surge in ...

Bats in the News
The U.S. Congress aimed a spotlight on the growing problem of bat and bird fatalities at wind-energy plants with a May 1 hearing ...


April 2007, Volume 5, Number 4
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Challenging Myths in Kenya
Bat conservation is struggling for a toehold in Kenya. Most people know very little about bats, have no sense at all of their ...

Bats in the News
The Economist, the venerable, London-based newspaper with a worldwide circulation, has made a strong pitch for ending the ...

Water for Wildlife
The rusting, round water tank in the Arizona high country is barely 12 feet across and 2 feet deep, and the water is green with ...


March 2007, Volume 5, Number 3
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Bats in the News
Bats have been among the unheralded victims of Gulf Coast hurricanes in recent years, reports National Geographic News. The ...

Norwegian ‘Bat Boxes’
Bat houses are rare in Norway, but several bat species frequently move into houses and other buildings, often generating ...

Baby Talk
Snuggled tightly together, three baby red bats hang in near-total silence amid the leaves all night long. Exposed among the ...


February 2007, Volume 5, Number 2
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Bats in the News
A reporter from the Ashland, Kentucky, Independent went looking for a story on recreational cavers, and came away with an article ...

Entertaining Education
A small bat swoops down on a cactus flower, hovers for an instant, dips its long nose deep into the blossom and shoots out its ...

Saving a Rare Roost
The Townsend’s big-eared bat, one of the most imperiled bats in the Pacific Northwest, uses the abandoned Pitney Butte Mine in ...


January 2007, Volume 5, Number 1
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Bats in the News
The deep wrinkles and grooves that carve the faces of some bats apparently help them focus the biological sonar system that lets ...

A New World’s Record
The longest tongue (relative to body length) ever reported in a mammal resides largely inside the ribcage of a recently ...

Member Nights at Bracken Cave
Now is the time to take advantage of one of the most dramatic benefits of membership in Bat Conservation International: an ...


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