The Future Needs All Of Us

Join the cause to end bat extinctions worldwide.

 
BCI student scholar at Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Varsha Rai

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.

Bat conservation has never been more critical as COVID-19 impacts the lives of people worldwide. Yet nearly 200 species are threatened with extinction.

The future needs all of us, now more than ever. Learn how bat conservation can help prevent the next global pandemic.

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Our mission is simple — to end bat extinctions worldwide.

The Facts

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

38
Years in operation with a global mission for bat conservation
BCI Student Scholar Stanimira Deleva seeks to understand how guano washed out of bat caves might act as an important source of nutrients in forests around large roosting sites.
Stanimira Deleva

The Facts

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

97
Countries with BCI supporters
Little girl watches bats emerge from Bracken Cave
Jonathan Alonzo

The Facts

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

1400+
Known bat species and counting
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
J. Scott Altenbach

Pressing Needs

Bats face mounting threats every day. We’re on the ground globally, conducting leading-edge conservation to safeguard these important animals. Your support ensures that we can be where bats need us most.

Highlights
  • 38 years of saving bats
  • Charity Watch Top-Rated
  • Great Nonprofits 2020 Top-Rated
  • URGENT:

    Cueva del Diablo

    The globally endangered Mexican-long nosed bat is in imminent danger of losing its only known breeding roost. This would spell disaster for this species which has already seen declines of 50% in the last decade.

    Save The Cave
  • Jamaican Flower Bat
    Urgent

    Prevent Extinctions Worldwide

    More than 500 terrestrial vertebrates are on the brink of extinction at a faster rate than ever before. One in five of the mammals on that list are bats!  Join us to save bats at risk of disappearing forever.

    Donate
  • Windmills
    Critical Need

    Reduce Bat Fatalities from Wind Turbines

    Bat fatalities from collisions with wind energy turbines are one of the leading causes of observed mortality of bats globally. Your support helps promote innovative solutions.

    Donate

We won’t back down.

Protecting Bats Globally

Select a region to learn about our initiatives

Australia

Student Scholar: Annabel Dorrestein

Batmobile: drone explores secret hideouts of flying-foxes

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Brazil

Student Scholar: Adriana Acero Murcia

Land-use change effects on bat communities in a karstic region of Brazilian cerrado

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Brazil

Student Scholar: Bruna Xavier

Commercial plantations in Amazonian savannahs: effects on bat taxonomic and functional diversity, and seed dispersal

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Cambodia

Student Scholar: Hannah Shapiro

Stakeholder Attitudes, Knowledge, and Experiences with Bats in Cambodia

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Fiji

Fijian Free-Tailed bat

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

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India

Student Scholar: Baheerathan Murugavel

Bat nights with bulbs bright: Impact of anthropogenic-lighting on the Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus)

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Indonesia

Student Scholar: Ajib Diptyanusa

The role of bats in Japanese encephalitis dynamics in Indonesia: virus isolation and habitat conservation

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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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Kenya

Student Scholar: Sospeter Kibiwot

Effects of forest degradation on bats at South and North Nandi Forests, western Kenya

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Madagascar

Student Scholar: Carme Tuneu-Corral

Bats and rice: human-bat conflict mitigation through bat boxes in Madagascar

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Malaysia

Student Scholar: Nur Izzati Abdullah

Ecosystem Services Provided by Bats in Ricefield Area

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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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Mexico

Student Scholar: Rafael Léon-Madrazo

Spatio-temporal dynamics of a common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) population subject to extraction

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Nicaragua

Student Scholar: Jose Martinez-Fonseca

Filling in a landscape: Quantifying diet and collecting occurrence data of bats in Nicaragua

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Nigeria

Student Scholar: Temidayo Adeyanju

Assessing the impacts of landuse on bat species and activities in Omo Biosphere Reserve, Southwest

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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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Uganda

Student Scholar: Howard Onyuth

Human-bat conflict management using ethno-bat repellent in threevillages in Queen Elizabeth Protected Area, Uganda

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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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United States

Student Scholar: Laura Nicholson

Impacts of hydrological restoration on the foraging habits of bats of South Florida

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