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.

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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.

39
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
  • 39 years of saving bats
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  • CRUCIAL NEED

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    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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  • Jamaican Flower Bat
    Urgent

    Prevent Extinctions

    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.

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We won’t back down.

Protecting Bats Globally

Select a region to learn about our initiatives

Pakistan

Student Scholar: Touseef Ahmed

Effect of Extreme Heat on Indian Flying Foxes (Pteropus medius) in Pakistan

Brazil

Student Scholar: Priscila Alves

The Invisible Pollution: Bioaccumulation of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Bats in the Atlantic Forest

Colombia

Student Scholar: Daniela Amortegui

Effect of Transformed Ecosystems on Bat and Trypanosomatid Parasites Diversity in the Colombian Llanos

Mauritius

Student Scholar: Yogishah Bunsy

Endangered Endemic Insular Bat as a Model Species to Inform Conservation, Human Health and Agro-Economy

Nepal

Student Scholar: Dibya Dahal

Species Diversity, Local Community Perceptions and Conservation by Awareness of Bats in Rara National Park

Malaysia

Student Scholar: Muhammad Aminuddin Baqi Hasrizal Fuad

A Dietary Diversity Study for Conservation of Eonycteris Spelaea, the Main Pollinator of Durians

Cameroon

Student Scholar: Flora Kingha Zebaze Jasmine

Diversity and Community Structure of Bats in a Modified Tropical Environment in the Mbam and Djerem National Parks

France

Student Scholar: Léa Mariton

Bats and Light Pollution – Impacts of ALAN on Fast-Flying Bat Species Phenology at Roosts

Nepal

Student Scholar: Dikshya Sawad

Uncovering Bat Species at Caves, Forest, and Human Settlement Areas at Himalayan Foothills in Western Nepal

Mexico

Student Scholar: Cárol Mariana Sierra Durán

Bats, Bat Boxes and Food Security: Evaluating Bats as Potential Rice Pest Controllers

Fiji

Student Scholar: SiteriTikoca

Resource Use of an Endangered Bat (Chaerephon Bregullae) Across Fragmented Habitats of Fiji

Bangladesh

Student Scholar: Md Ashraf Ul Hasan

Bats of Bangladesh: Bat Assemblage Structure and Species Responses to Land-Use Change

United States

Student Scholar: Ellen Whittle

Inter- and Intra-Annual Use of Maternal Roosts by Female Northern Long-Eared Bats

Malaysia

Student Scholar: Joon Yee Yong

Project Pteropus: Elucidating the Pollination Networks of the Durian (Durio zibethinus) Across Peninsular Malaysia

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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