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Coronavirus Impacts to BCI Merchandise and Gift Fulfillments

Our Austin, Texas headquarters is currently subject to a city-wide “Stay Home Work Safe” order. With our Austin-based employees working from home, please allow

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Message from our Executive Director regarding the Coronavirus

We're thinking a lot about our community and we hope you are staying safe. As we confront the challenge of the Coronavirus, we are thinking a lot about

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BCI Congratulates Our 2020 Student Scholars

BCI announced today the selection of the organization’s 2020 Student Scholars for global bat conservation priorities

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BCI's FAQ on Bats, Coronaviruses, and Zoonotic Disease

Bat Conservation International is monitoring the news and information about the spreading novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019)

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Disney Conservation Fund Helps Bat Conservation International Support Wildlife and the Environment

Press Release:

Disney Conservation Fund Helps Bat Conservation International Support Wildlife and the Environment

[Austin, Texas, November 26, 2019] – Bat Conservation International (BCI) has been awarded a grant by the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) to stop the rapid population decline of the endangered Mexican long-nosed bat in northern Mexico. As part of this work, BCI’s bi-national team of experts will lead a series of community-based conservation activities aimed at identifying, protecting, and restoring agave habitat – the key food source for this nectar feeding bat. By harnessing community support, this large-scale initiative will help save the Mexican long-nosed bat by establishing robust ‘nectar corridors’ that the bats can use during their annual migration from Central Mexico to the southwestern U.S.

The fund has been supporting local efforts around the world aimed at saving wildlife, inspiring action and protecting the planet with nearly $86 million distributed to nonprofit organizations since 1995.

Dr. Jon Flanders, Director, BCI’s Endangered Species Intervention Project explains the importance of this work: “This initiative builds on the success of previous work aimed at protecting important cave roosts for this endangered species of bat. Focusing our efforts on protecting and restoring agave habitat in northern Mexico marks a significant step in our conservation efforts to save this species from extinction, none of which would have been possible without the ongoing support of the Disney Conservation Fund.”

DCF grant recipients are selected based on their efforts to implement comprehensive community wildlife conservation programs, stabilize and increase populations of at-risk animals and engage communities in conservation in critical ecosystems around the world.

For information on Disney’s commitment to conserve nature and a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.disney.com/conservation.

About Bat Conservation International

The mission of Bat Conservation International is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. For more information visit batcon.org.

Media Contact: Javier Folgar
Bat Conservation International
Tel: 512.327.9721 ext. 410
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Research Links Bats to Growth of Durian, the “World’s Stinkiest Fruit”

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Protecting America’s Rarest Bat with Opening of the FPL Bat Lab at Zoo Miami

Miami, Fla. – (Oct. 24, 2019) – The FPL Bat Lab at Zoo Miami officially opened today focused on providing solutions to protect the federally

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Communities Encouraged to Take Action to Help Bats Across the Globe During Bat Week

Washington, DC (October 16, 2019) – A coalition of partners across North America announced the launch of Bat Week, an international celebration of

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