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Bat Conservation International

Bat Conservation International
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Founder Merlin D. Tuttle [1]
Type Charitable trust
Focus Environmentalism, Conservation
Origins Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Executive Director: Andrew Walker
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Bat Conservation International (BCI) is an international non-governmental organization working to conserve the world’s bats and their habitats through conservation, education and research efforts.

BCI was founded in 1982 by prominent bat biologist Dr. Merlin Tuttle. Since its establishment, BCI has formed lasting partnerships with the US Fish & Wildlife Service and many national and international agencies and nonprofits, and has produced publications, workshops, scholarships and research, and site-specific projects across the nation and around the world. Currently, BCI employs a staff of 30 biologists, educators, and administrators and is supported by members in 60 countries.

Mission statement

Bat Conservation International’s mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.

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