The Future Needs All Of Us

Join the cause to end bat extinctions worldwide.

 

We have the power

At Bat Conservation International, we’re fiercely passionate, expert conservationists and scientists who are leading the charge to ensure the worldwide survival of these extraordinary mammals.

Bats lead us to the best opportunities to protect nature anywhere in the world. Bats are vital to our world’s ecosystems and economy, but nearly 200 species are threatened with extinction.

The future needs all of us, now more than ever.

About Us

Our mission is simple — to end bat extinctions worldwide.

The Facts

We won’t stop as long as bats are threatened.

42
Years in operation with a global mission for bat conservation
Jamaica Team poses for a photo in the jungle
Dr. Winifred Frick

The Facts

We won’t stop as long as bats are threatened.

97
Countries with BCI supporters
Wyatt McSpadden

The Facts

We won’t stop as long as bats are threatened.

1450+
Known bat species and counting
Hoary bat, Michael Durham/Minden Pictures

The Facts

We won’t stop as long as bats are threatened.

20M+
Bats protected annually
Mauritius Fruit Bat
Jacques de Speville

The Facts

We won’t stop as long as bats are threatened.

$23B
and more, in agricultural and human health savings for the planet every year
pallid bat, J. Scott Altenbach

Bat News

Pressing Needs

Bats face mounting threats every day. Your support ensures that we can be where bats need us most.

  • •Saving Bats Over 40 Years
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  • An Antioquian sac-winged bat perches in a net
    Urgent

    Save Their Forest and Their Future

    One of the most biologically diverse places on earth is under threat, and with it – the Antioquian sac-winged bat. Thought extinct until recently, this bat is at the mercy of unchecked mining and timber extraction. Help us bring back a species on the brink.

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  • CRUCIAL NEED

    Join The Roost

    Monthly givers are the lifeline for lasting, sustained conservation efforts. Bat conservation doesn’t happen in a day, but with your ongoing support, we can achieve long-term solutions to the challenges facing bats around the world.

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  • URGENT

    Barely Hanging On

    Some of North America’s once most abundant bats have lost more than 90% of their populations. If we don’t take urgent action, they could disappear within our lifetimes. Will you help them survive White-nose Syndrome?

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Protecting Bats Globally

Select a region to learn about our initiatives

Fiji

Fijian Free-Tailed bat

Protect the last known maternity roost for the Fijian free-tailed bat

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Jamaica

Jamaican Flower bat and Jamaican Greater Funnel-eared bat

Protect two critically endangered bats in Jamaica.

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Mexico and the United States

Mexican long-nosed bat and the Lesser long-nosed bat.

Restoring agave for nectar-feeding bats.

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North America

Wind Energy

Reduce bat fatalities at wind energy facilities to protect vulnerable species

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North America

North American Bat Monitoring Program

Leverage data and collaborate with partners to improve bat conservation across North America

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North America

White-nose Syndrome

Develop and implement strategies to help bats survive White-nose Syndrome

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Rwanda

Hill’s Horseshoe bat

Recover remaining Hill’s horseshoe bat populations in Central Africa

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United States

Abandoned Mines

Protect and assess subterranean features for bat roosting habitat

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United States

Bracken Cave Preserve

Protect America’s most economically valuable bat at Bracken Cave Preserve

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United States

Conservation of Public Lands

Implement bat conservation on 258 million acres managed by the US Government

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United States

Florida Bonneted bat

Conserve America’s rarest bat and its globally imperiled ecosystem

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