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.

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.

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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
  • Charity Navigator Four Star Charity
  • Charity Watch Top-Rated
  • Save one of the most endangered flying foxes in the world

    URGENT

    Due to high levels of deforestation, the Livingstone’s Fruit Bat population has dropped to only about 1200 individual bats. We’re on a mission to bring this endangered flying fox back from the brink, while also reversing island deforestation and improving the lives of local farmers. Will you help?

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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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  • 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

Brazil

Student Scholar: Priscila Carlos

Bat-plant interaction networks across a gradient of forest loss and fragmentation in the Brazilian Cerrado

Ecuador

Student Scholar: Elyce Gosselin

Ecology and conservation genetics of the Galapagos bats

Ghana

Student Scholar: Cecilia Montauban

Who’s adapting to change? Unraveling the role of cryptic bat diversity in shifting African ecosystems

Equatorial Guinea

Student Scholar: Laura Torrent

The enigmatic Badger Bat and other fantastic beasts: understanding Equatorial Guinea’s bat diversity

India

Student Scholar: Thangsuanlian Naulak

Bats of Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya: effect of forest patch sizes on species diversity

Kenya

Student Scholar: Eluid Omusotsi

Using native languages and intergenerational learning tools to appreciate human-bat relationships around Kakamega Forest, Kenya

Madagascar

Student Scholar: Anecia Gentles

Determining the role of cross-species overlap as drivers of Henipavirus persistence

Nepal

Student Scholar: Sanjeev Baniya

Hibernation roost selection and winter activity of cave-dwelling bats along an elevational gradient

Nigeria

Student Scholar: Elijah Okwuonu

Parasite diversity and conservation of cave-dwelling bats in Enugu State, Nigeria

Paraguay

Student Scholar: María Elena Torres Ruiz Díaz

Monitoring of bats in two green areas of the Metropolitan Area of Asunción,  Paraguay

South Africa

Student Scholar: Veli Mdluli

Quantifying the effects of anthropogenic disturbances on bat communities in a montane grassland ecosystem

United States

Student Scholar: Mallory Davies

Assessing drivers of long-nosed bat movement at the northern extent of their range

United States

Student Scholar: Carlos Linares

Light pollution as a structuring force for bat communities: an experimental and mechanistic investigation

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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