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December 2009, Volume 7, Number 12
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Singing Bat Detectors
The aerial dogfights between bats and night-flying insects have led to an array of predator-prey interactions. Bats use ...

Kids & Bats in Brazil
Schoolchildren in northeastern Brazil mostly figured bats were villainous creatures – evil, blood-sucking animals that spread ...

Bats & Wind in Court
A federal judge has halted construction of a wind-energy project in West Virginia to protect endangered bats. The ruling by U.S. ...


November 2009, Volume 7, Number 11
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An Endangered Candidate
The Florida bonneted bat, originally identified from an 11,700-year-old fossil in 1932, was formally listed by the U.S. Fish and ...

Singing Bat Detectors
The aerial dogfights between bats and night-flying insects have led to an array of predator-prey interactions. Bats use ...

Bats in the News
With White-nose Syndrome threatening the future of bat species in the northeastern United Sates, and potentially across the ...


October 2009, Volume 7, Number 10
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Bats in the News
The U.S. Congress has approved $1.9 million in federal funding for research to identify the cause and seek solutions to ...

Sign Up for a Workshop
Sharpen your skills and learn new ones at a Bat Conservation International field-training workshop next summer. The 2010 schedule ...

Bats and Wine
The bats emerge at the Singing Water Vineyards each summer night to wreak havoc among the insects that swarm around rows of ...


September 2009, Volume 7, Number 9
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A Plan for WNS
This coming winter almost certainly will see White-nose Syndrome increasing its devastation among hibernating bats and spreading ...

Bats in the News
A European songbird that usually dines on insects and seeds has added an unusual item to its menu: hibernating common pipistrelle ...

Bunker Bats in Israel
Bunkers and bomb shelters dot the historic Jordan River Valley between Israel and Jordan. Since the peace agreement of 1994, most ...


August 2009, Volume 7, Number 8
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Tell Congress to Act on WNS
White-nose Syndrome is decimating hibernating bat populations across the northeastern United States. In the past three years, it ...

Bats in the News
Male Mexican free-tailed bats serenade females with rather remarkable love songs – complex compositions of syllables and ...

An Evolutionary Race
After hanging motionless for a spell, the bat suddenly stretches, catlike, unfurling first one wing, then the other. It yawns ...


July 2009, Volume 7, Number 7
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Apply for a Scholarship
Bat Conservation International’s Student Research Scholarship program is now accepting applications for 2010 awards. Since ...

Bats in the News
The rare Bourret’s horseshoe bat of Southeast Asia has a huge nose for a bat of its genus and region, and scientists have been ...

Reducing Bat Kills at Wind Farms
Efforts to reduce the alarming number of bats that are being killed at wind-energy facilities took a big step forward when ...


June 2009, Volume 7, Number 6
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WNS Goes to Congress
Leading bat scientists went to Congress in June to describe the grave threat of White-nose Syndrome to bats across North America. ...

Protecting Bats in Borneo
Indonesia is home to one of the most diverse collections of bats in the world, with approximately 175 species. Yet this ...

Bats in the News
The biological sonar system called echolocation is a remarkable skill that lets bats navigate and hunt at high speeds in total ...


May 2009, Volume 7, Number 5
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The Founder Passes the Baton
Merlin Tuttle, who founded Bat Conservation International in 1982 and spent the last 27 years building it into the leading ...

Bats Face Climate Change
Biologist Rick Adams and his students at the University of Northern Colorado have been conducting bat research for 13 years in a ...

Bats in the News
Twenty-five federal lawmakers are seeking emergency funding from the U.S. Department of Interior to help scientists seek ...


April 2009, Volume 7, Number 4
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Defending Ukrainian Bats
The first major bat-education program in Ukraine used an array of colorful posters, leaflets and pocket calendars to challenge ...

Old Cars Help Bats
You can get a little more value out of that old car – or truck, van, motorcycle, boat or airplane – that’s cluttering up ...

Bats in the News
East Texans should be very proud of their bats, reports the Beaumont Enterprise. The colony of 100 or so bats at the Trinity ...


March 2009, Volume 7, Number 3
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Closing Caves for WNS
As White-nose Syndrome spreads beyond the northeastern United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of dead bats in its wake, the ...

Bats in the Wells
Old hand-dug water wells often provide a refuge for Rafinesque’s big-eared bats and southeastern myotis when winter ...

Bats in the News
The alarming numbers of bat deaths at wind farms have produced an unusual partnership called the Bats and Wind Energy ...


February 2009, Volume 7, Number 2
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WNS: The Threat Grows
Four winters after its discovery near Albany, New York, White-nose Syndrome – a still-mysterious but deadly threat to American ...

See the bats at Bracken Cave
When millions of Mexican free-tailed bats swirl out from Bracken Bat Cave on a summer evening, their fluttering wings spread an ...

Bats in the News
Ten species of bats find homes on the 160,700 acres of the U.S. Army’s Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Two of them – ...


January 2009, Volume 7, Number 1
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Bats in the News
White-nose Syndrome, which has killed hundreds of thousands of bats in the Northeast over the past two years, has spread to two ...

Imminent Extinction
Without immediate and powerful action, the Christmas Island pipistrelle, found only on a small island off the Australian coast, ...

Last Chance for a 2009 Workshop
If you’re thinking of attending one of Bat Conservation International’s unique field workshops this summer, you need to sign ...


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