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.


Our mission is simple — to end bat extinctions worldwide.

The Facts

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

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.

Countries with BCI supporters
Wyatt McSpadden

The Facts

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

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

The Facts

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

Bats protected annually
Mauritius Fruit Bat
Jacques de Speville

The Facts

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

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

We won’t back down.

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
  • •Charity Navigator Four Star Charity
  • •Charity Watch Top-Rated

    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?


    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.

  • Jamaican flower bat

    One Last Hurdle

    Stony Hill Cave is the last remaining maternity roost of the critically endangered Jamaican flower bat. Nearby development threatens the cave and the survival of the bats. Help us purchase and protect the remaining land next to the cave entrance to save these bats!


Protecting Bats Globally

Select a region to learn about our initiatives


Student Scholar: Bangladesh

Scholar: Dr. Jobaida Khanam
Project: Minimizing bat-human conflict by increasing the bats’ food source and dissipating the Nipah fear
Special Recognition: Women in Science Award and Conservation Evidence Special Recognition


Student Scholar: Brazil

Scholar: Cíntia da Costa
Project: Effects of fire on occupancy patterns and diversity of bats in Neotropical savannas


Student Scholar: Brazil

Scholar: Diego Esquivel
Project: Conserving invisible species: revealing cryptic diversity in the neotropical bat genus Lophostoma (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)


Student Scholar: Brazil

Scholar: Maria Lavanholle Ventorin
Project: Response of aerial insectivorous bats to different levels of forest cover in Cocoa (Theobroma cacao)


Student Scholar: Colombia

Scholar: Kevin Lievano
Project: Colombian Bats and Parasites of Their Parasites


Student Scholar: Ghana

Scholar: Michael Adjei Ayeh
Project: Home Range Dynamics and Behavioural Roosting Ecology of the Gambian Epauletted Fruit Bat Epomophorus gambianus


Student Scholar: India

Scholar: Mehabharathi
Project: Population size and distribution of Latidens salimalii in Southern India


Student Scholar: Malaysia

Scholar: Isham Azhar
Project: Community Processes Structuring Forest-Interior Insectivorous Bat Assemblages Across a Habitat Degradation Gradient

Papua New Guinea

Student Scholar: Papua New Guinea

Scholar: Peter Amick
Project: Understanding ecological roles of bats in the New Guinean rainforests

Papua New Guinea

Student Scholar: Papua New Guinea

Scholar: Elise Sivault
Project: Impact of rainforest fragmentation on dietary diversity and microbiota of bats from Papua New Guinea
Special Recognition: Thomas H. Kunz Innovation in Bat Research Honor

The Philippines

Student Scholar: The Philippines

Scholar: Paul John Tolentino
Project: Diet composition of the golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus Eschscholtz, 1831) in Infanta, Quezon, Philippines
Special Recognition: 2023 Verne & Marion Read Bat Conservation Honor

South Africa

Student Scholar: South Africa

Scholar: Alexandra Howard
Project: Diversity and ecosystem services of bats on apple fruit farms of the eastern Free State


Student Scholar: Vietnam

Scholar: Ha Nguyen Manh
Project: Conservation of bats at wind farms in Vietnam


Student Scholar: Japan

Scholar: Fay Taylor
Project: Finding the Forgotten Frosted Myotis: Uncovering Ecology and Behaviour of an Endangered Species in Ashiu


Fijian Free-Tailed bat

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


Jamaican Flower bat and Jamaican Greater Funnel-eared bat

Protect two critically endangered bats in Jamaica.

Mexico and the United States

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

Restoring agave for nectar-feeding bats.

North America

Wind Energy

Reduce bat fatalities at wind energy facilities to protect vulnerable species

North America

North American Bat Monitoring Program

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

North America

White-nose Syndrome

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


Hill’s Horseshoe bat

Recover remaining Hill’s horseshoe bat populations in Central Africa

United States

Abandoned Mines

Protect and assess subterranean features for bat roosting habitat

United States

Bracken Cave Preserve

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

United States

Conservation of Public Lands

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

United States

Florida Bonneted bat

Conserve America’s rarest bat and its globally imperiled ecosystem