Bat Conservation International
Bat Conservation International (BCI) is devoted to conserving the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. It was founded in 1982 as scientists around the world became concerned about the alarming decline in bat populations. Bat Conservation International has achieved unprecedented progress by emphasizing sustainable uses of natural resources that benefit both bats and people.
Bat Myths and Facts
What do you know about bats?
Bats of New Hampshire
New Hampshire is home to eight species of bats, and six have been identified as "of conservation concern."
Defenders of Wildlife: Bats
This web site includes information on diet, population, range, behavior, climate change and threats, legal status and protection, reasons for hope, and how you can help.
Delaware’s Bat Program
Discover the bats of Delaware; the species we have, how to attract or safely evict them, get information about White-nose Syndrome, and find out what the state is doing for bats. You can help bats by become a Bat Spotter.
How Bats Work
This series of short articles provide information on bat wings, echolocation, caves, fact and fiction, and more.
How Stuff Works: Bats Library
Bats are the only flying mammal. Learn about these peculiar and misunderstood animals in this section. This web page also
contains information about White-nose Syndrome.
Lubee Bat Conservancy
Lubee Bat Conservancy focuses its efforts on plant-visiting “fruit and nectar” bats because they are vulnerable to extinction yet vital to the world’s rainforests and deserts and to the economies of developing countries.
Midwest Bat Working Group (MWBWG)
The Midwest Bat Working Group (MWBWG) provides a structure for coordination, collaboration, and communication among concerned citizens and professional biologists in state, federal, academic, and private organizations. The MWBWG is dedicated to the conservation of bats and their habitats, particularly in the Midwestern United States, and works to address bat-related issues with a regional approach. Although most participants are from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, membership is open to anyone who seeks to collaborate on research and management of bats or to promote conservation by enhancing public understanding of bats.
National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Library: Bats
Bats have received a bad reputation as being blood suckers, carriers of disease and "flying rats," All of these descriptions are wrong and fail to grasp the beauty, wonder and benefits of bats. There are over 40 species of bats in the United States and all of them are beneficial to people. Most bats feed on insect pests and some bats even help in pollination. Scientists study bats to further expand our understanding of flight, sound, sonar and evolutionary biology. Even bat guano is an important resource and fertilizer! So before you tell scary stories about bats, remember how much they help make our lives better every day!
Organization for Bat Conservation
The Organization for Bat Conservation’s mission is to preserve bats and their habitats through education, collaboration, and research. The web site has useful information about bats, bat conservation, fun facts, kids’ and teachers’ pages, and more.
The Save Lucy Campaign was created to raise awareness of white-nose syndrome and its devastating impact on North American bats by:
Additionally, the Save Lucy Campaign will support research and other projects designed to protect bat populations threatened by white nose syndrome through public awareness and fundraising.
Species Fact Sheet: Bat
For basic bat facts, visit this site created by Defenders of Wildlife, an organization that works to defend animals and their habitats.
The Truth about Bats
http://www.uhaul.com/. . ./The-Truth-About-Bats
Check out the information about echolocation, the science of bats, White Nose Snydrome, and more.
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Animal Diversity Web
Order Chiroptera (Bats)
This web site includes information, pictures, specimens, sounds and classification.
The Wild Ones: Bats
For more information on bats in general and specifics about fruit bats and echolocation, this is a great site for teachers and students.
Year of the Bat
The “Year of the Bat” backed by the United Nations Environment Program, is promoting conservation, research, and education on the world's only flying mammals. There is a special focus on the ecological benefits that bats provide, such as pest control and seed dispersal.
For links with information about White-Nose Syndrome, CLICK HERE.
For links with information about caves and karst topography, CLICK HERE.
For links of videos, CLICK HERE.