Bat Conservation International
|Founded||October 2, 1982|
|Founder||Merlin D. Tuttle |
|Area served||World wide|
|Key people||Executive Director: Andrew Walker|
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.
Bat Conservation International’s mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.
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