Bat Conservation International is dedicated to conserving and restoring bat populations and habitats around the world. We are committed to educating people of all ages about the ecological and economic value of bats, to advancing scientific knowledge about bats and the ecosystems that rely on them, and to preserving critical habitats for the benefit of both bats and humans. Our achievements are built on a non-confrontational approach that wins cooperation rather than creating conflict.
We understand that the needs of wildlife must be balanced with the needs of humans and that increasing populations, poverty, and food production must be considered in meeting our goals. We are convinced, however, that protecting bats and bat habitats is an essential part of preserving a healthy environment for wildlife and people.
To learn more, please visit our website or contact: Dr. Merlin Tuttle, Founder/Executive Director Bat Conservation International P.O. Box 162603 Austin, Texas 78716 Phone: 512-327-9721 Fax: 512-327-9724 Web: www.batcon.org
With a 13-inch wingspan lesser longnosed bats routinely flies 50 miles from its roost to forage each night, feeding primarily on flowering agave plants and cacti such as cardon, saguaro, and organ pipe cactus.