We’re fiercely passionate, expert conservationists and scientists who are leading the charge to ensure the worldwide survival of bats.

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 hundreds of species face threats to their existence.

Founded in 1982, Bat Conservation International has grown into a globally recognized conservation organization dedicated to ending bat extinctions. Working together, our goal is to redefine what is possible in global conservation, through the utilization of cutting-edge tools, technology, and training to create a real, measurable impact.

little brown bats with visible signs of White-nose syndrome, Michael Schirmacher

Mission & Values

Our mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. To accomplish lasting conservation victories, we dedicate ourselves to the highest standards.


Rachel Harper

Strategic Plan

Bats are vital to our world’s ecosystems and economy, but hundreds of species are under threat. As a science-based and results-focused organization, we have developed a roadmap outlining some of the highest impact conservation efforts happening anywhere in the world.

In this 5-year strategic plan, we have identified four main missions that will ensure the survival of these extraordinary mammals. Our four missions include:

  1. Implement endangered species interventions
  2. Protect and restore landscapes
  3. Conduct high-priority research and develop scalable solutions
  4. Inspire through experience

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Our Team

Meet the team of passionate conservationists and scientists dedicated to conserving caves, restoring critical habitats in danger, and ensuring the survival of these extraordinary mammals.

Meet the Team

Rachel Harper


One of the most important gifts our supporters bestow upon us is their trust in managing the funds they donate. We take this responsibility very seriously and hold ourselves to the highest standards of financial accountability.

Financial Reports

Researcher at Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Varsha Rai

Job Opportunities

The future needs us all. Join a team of dedicated individuals working to end bat extinctions worldwide.

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