Conservation Leader Circle

The Conservation Leader Circle is a very special group of committed members who support Bat Conservation International’s education, research and conservation initiatives. By donating an annual, tax-deductible gift of $1,000 or more, members of the Conservation Leader Circle allow BCI to respond quickly to bat-conservation emergencies around the world – including our urgent efforts to combat White-nose Syndrome, the gravest threat ever faced by North American bats.

As a Conservation Leader Circle member, you will receive quarterly conference call briefings by Executive Director Andrew Walker and key program staff. They will update our Conservation Leader Circle members on critical bat issues and answer all of your questions about these invaluable, but often - misunderstood, creatures.

Become a Conservation Leader Circle Member by joining or renewing at the $1000 Golden Crowned Flying Fox Level

“What a delight to be able to travel to exotic new places with others who share your respect for local culture, appreciation of all species, concern for the environment and, of course, a love of bats. We began this journey not knowing each other and ended it with extraordinary memories, a new wealth of information on bats, fabulous wildlife photos and lasting friendships. Thank you, BCI.” That’s how BCI Member Joy LiBethe recalls her experience on the Conservation Leaders Circle ecotour of Zambia and Botswana in November 2011. The highlight of the trip was the 8 million straw-colored fruit bats that roost in the trees in and around the Zambia’s Kazanka National Park. But participants also marveled at lions, leopards, sable antelope and other amazing African animals.

The below photo album features a few of the photos taken by Joy, Rebecca Harvey and Arta Cheney during those 10 unforgettable days.



Leave a Legacy

Making a Difference - Let This Be Your Legacy

By including Bat Conservation International in your estate plans, you’ll help keep bats in the skies, fulfilling essential roles to maintain healthy natural environments and human economies for generations to come.

A bequest is a simple way to support BCI in the future while retaining control of your assets during your lifetime.

We can be named as a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy or financial accounts. And thanks to you and others like you, bats will continue to enrich the world as pollinators, seed dispersers and hunters of insect pests. Please visit our Planned Giving area for more information. If you choose to notify us about your plans, you will be included in special mailing notifications and events for our Legacy Circle members.

Now that’s a legacy to be proud of.

Thank you!


For more information about making a bequest to BCI, call 1-800-538-BATS (2287) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Donate Your Vehicle

You can get a little more value out of that car, truck, van, motorcycle, boat or airplane. Donate it to BCI and we’ll use the proceeds to help conserve bats and their habitats around the world.

Call toll free at 877-BATS-123 or click here.

We’ll pick up your vehicle from anywhere in the United States and tow it away for free. You’ll also receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.

Workplace Giving

You can help save the world’s bats every pay period when you choose to give through the Combined Federal Campaign or EarthShare.

Combined Federal Campaign

If you’re a federal employee, you can participate in the Combined Federal Campaign. All you have to do to donate is find Bat Conservation International #10252 in your campaign catalog and follow the instructions on 'How to make a gift'.


BCI is a member of EarthShare, a nonprofit federation of conservation organizations. EarthShare manages workplace giving campaigns for its national environmental charities, just as the United Way raises funds for its health and human service charities.


Ask your company’s human resources department about EarthShare and select Bat Conservation International to receive a single gift or a sum each pay period.
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Matching Gifts

Double or Even Triple Your Impact with a Matching Gift!

Many employers will match donations made by current employees, employees’ spouses, and retirees. Check with your company's human resources department to see if it sponsors a matching gift program.



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BCI relies on the support of our amazing members around the world.

Our mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.

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