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September 2013, Volume 11, Number 9
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Computer models for endangered bats
The rare, nectar-eating Mexican long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis) is listed as endangered by the United States and Mexico, ...

More New Bat Species
Bats are an incredibly diverse group of animals – and that diversity gets richer with each passing year. The increasing use of ...

Bats in the News
"It may not seem obvious, but even after substantial logging activities, tropical rainforests continue to be centers for ...


August 2013, Volume 11, Number 8
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Bats in the News
Some bats facing the grim threat of White-nose Syndrome (WNS) may find an unusual refuge in Maine this winter: an old military ...

A Tiger Moth’s Secret Weapon
In the eternal war between bats and insects, the bats’ primary weapon is echolocation – the biological sonar that lets them ...

Apply Now for a BCI Scholarship
Bat Conservation International’s Student Research Scholarships has been supporting innovative bat-research projects and ...


July 2013, Volume 11, Number 7
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A New Name for the WNS Fungus
The dreaded fungus that has killed millions of North American bats has a new name. The white, cold-loving fungus that causes ...

Bats in the News
“Habitat-suitability maps” like those created with open-source software and echolocation calls collected from 15,000 bats ...

Temple Bats of India
Tamil Nadu state of southern India enjoys a rich cultural heritage and a thriving, rice-based agriculture. Imposing Hindu temples ...


June 2013, Volume 11, Number 6
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Counting Bats with Lasers
How many bats? Counting bats is a key part of developing effective conservation efforts, especially since White-nose Syndrome ...

Bats in the News
Bats are prodigious predators of night-flying insects, a fact that figured into the evolution of both the flying mammals and the ...

Rebuilding Madagascar's Forests
Madagascar is losing its forests at a perilous pace. The loss of these native ecosystems threatens much of the island's ...


May 2013, Volume 11, Number 5
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Bleak Predictions for Indiana myotis
White-nose Syndrome is likely to kill 86 percent of Indiana myotis within nine years, as this endangered eastern U.S. bat species ...

New Chance for an ‘Extinct’ Bat
The Philippine bare-backed fruit bat was pronounced extinct in 1990, a victim of illegal hunting and severe habitat loss on its ...

Bats in the News
More than 200 people packed the San Antonio City Council chambers Wednesday night (May 29) as Bat Conservation International and ...


April 2013, Volume 11, Number 4
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A Most Amazing African Bat
The little pied bat (aka pied butterfly bat) of central and west Africa is one of the most dazzling of bats, with dramatic white ...

Bats in the News
The Geomyces destructans fungus that causes White-nose Syndrome was found on a few Oklahoma bats in 2010, but no symptoms were ...

Help for Russia’s Forgotten Bats
The youngsters, some wearing elaborate bat costumes, waved their arms as part of a playful demonstration of how bats can fly. ...


March 2013, Volume 11, Number 3
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Bats in the News
Bats, says the LiveScience website, are among the most successful groups of mammals, with more than 1,250 species. Other than ...

Surprising Migrations of Tri-colored Bats
Graduate student Erin Fraser applied today's technology to bat specimens collected over the past 135 years to begin unraveling ...

Protecting Fruit Bats in Lebanon
Vandals firing AK-47 rifles and shotguns at one of Lebanon's most important bat caves massacred some 5,000 fruit bats – out of ...


February 2013, Volume 11, Number 2
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A Giant Step for Conservation in Africa
Africa is home to more than 250 species of bats, a remarkably diverse and beneficial collection of flying mammals that face dire ...

Rodrigues Flying Fox: A Tragic Wonder
A Critically Endangered bat – the Rodrigues flying fox, found only on a single island some 1,500 miles off the coast of ...

Bats in the News
Bats are wonderfully adapted for their unique role as the only true flyers among mammals, and researchers have studied – and ...


January 2013, Volume 11, Number 1
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Bats in the News
New research suggests that bats live exceptionally long lives and survive infections from some very nasty viruses because of ...

African Bat Conservation
Bat conservationists from throughout Sub-Saharan Africa – a small but wonderfully dedicated collection of individuals who often ...

Protecting Bats & Guano Miners
Bat guano is a terrific natural fertilizer that has been mined around the world for centuries. It’s still mined in North ...


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