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Deadly Fungus Invades Texas and is Found on a New Bat Species

The fungus known to cause White-nose Syndrome (WNS), a disease that has decimated hibernating bat populations in the United States and Canada, has been discovered for the first time in Texas.

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Wind Turbine Blades Could Decimate North America’s Most Widespread Bat Species.

For Immediate Release: Wind turbine blades could decimate North America's most widespread bat species. 

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BCI Introduces Mike Daulton as its New Executive Director

The Board of Directors couldn’t be more thrilled to have Mike Daulton leading the BCI team,” said Cullen Geiselman, Chair of the BCI Board of Directors.

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$100,000 Awarded in Grants to Fight Deadly Fungus

BCI and the Tennessee Chapter of The Nature Conservancy are pleased to award $100,000 in funding to support critical research in the fight against White-nose Syndrome.                      

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Disease that has killed millions of bats has now reached the West Coast

White-nose Syndrome has been confirmed in Washington State - first case in the western United States.

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Bat Conservation International Welcomes New Senior Director of Conservation Science.

We are happy to announce that Winifred Frick, Ph.D., will join BCI as the new Senior Director of Conservation Science. Dr. Frick will oversee the organization’s conservation-related science programs and will help advance BCI’s relationships with its partners.

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New Rule for Northern Long-eared Bat Fails to Address the Threat of White-Nose Syndrome

“Bat Conservation International is extremely disappointed in the final 4d rule for the northern long-eared bat” says Andrew Walker, BCI Executive Director.

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Conservation Deal Saves the World’s Largest Bat Colony on Halloween

City of San Antonio, The Nature Conservancy & Bat Conservation International purchase $20.5 million property in the Texas Hill Country to safeguard bats, water supply and endangered songbirds.

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