Bat conservation links
Lubee Bat Conservancy
- Lubee Bat Conservancy is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to saving fruit bats and their habitats through research, conservation and education. Located in Gainesville, Fla., Lubee houses the largest and most diverse collection of fruit bats in the world. Efforts are focused on working with global conservation partners to protect at-risk bat species. By protecting these bats, Lubee works to conserve more than 145 genera of plants that depend on bats for pollination and seed dispersal, the countless organisms that depend on those plants for food and shelter, and ultimately all people who depend on healthy ecosystems.
Florida Bat Festival
- The annual Florida Bat Festival at the Lubee Bat Conservancy offers an opportunity to view giant fruit bats and enjoy the great outdoors while learning about how bats benefit Florida's environment and ecosystems worldwide.
Organization for Bat Conservation
- The Organization for Bat Conservation is dedicated to protecting bats, other wildlife and the ecosystems they need to survive. The organization has the largest grass-roots bat conservation education program in the United States, presenting more than 1,500 live shows to over 250,000 people annually. Live animal exhibits are also provided for museums, science centers, wildlife festivals and more, including the permanent exhibit at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Bat Conservation International
- Bat Conservation International's mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems in order to ensure a healthy planet. Based in Austin, Texas, BCI is devoted to conservation, education and research initiatives involving bats and the ecosystems they serve.
Year of the Bat 2011-2012
- The Year of the Bat was a two-year global speices awareness initiative undertaken by The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals and The Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats.