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  • Cynthia Myers
    This month s BCI Newsletter can be viewed here : http://www.batcon.org/news2/scripts/newsletter.asp?newsletterID=73&ref=76 Cindy Myers Fallbrook CA
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 5, 2010
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      This month's BCI Newsletter can be viewed here :
      http://www.batcon.org/news2/scripts/newsletter.asp?newsletterID=73&ref=76


      Cindy Myers
      Fallbrook CA

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    • Cynthia Myers
      fyi - Cindy Myers Fallbrook CA home.earthlink.net/~cmsquare ^..^ _____ From: Bat Conservation International [mailto:info@batcon.org] Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011
      Message 2 of 2 , May 28, 2011
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        May, 2011, Volume 9, Number 5

        Conserving Russia 's Bats

        A pioneering Russian biologist who founded his country's first community-led conservation movement for bats is being recognized with a 2011 Whitley Award - a top conservation honor that carries a prize of $48,550.

        Igor Prokofyev, founder and director of the Grassroots Alliance PERESVET in Western Russia , received one of seven Whitley Awards from the United Kingdom-based Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN). Prokofyev, WFN notes, is leading unprecedented efforts to conserve Russia 's long-ignored bats. Learn more »

         

        Sanctuaries in the Rainforest

        The rainforests of the Malay Peninsula host a remarkable diversity of animals and plants. And flying mostly unnoticed among the tigers, monkeys and Asian elephants that attract conservation headlines are at least 120 species of bats. More than a quarter of them are listed as threatened or endangered, mostly because they are losing habitat in the ancient forests.

        Great expanses of the region's rainforest have given way in recent years to timber, rubber and oil-palm plantations that have fueled rapid economic development. Learn more »

         

        Bats in the News - Sociable Tent-making Bats

        Twenty-two species of bats make their own homes by strategically gnawing on large tree leaves in such a way that the leaf folds over to shelter a small group of bats. These are the tent-making bats, and their "tents" offer cover from predators, protection from weather and roosting sites close to foraging habitat.

        But, The Economist magazine of London notes, some leaves make much better tents than others, and the difference can have a big impact on bat behavior. Some tents last up to a year or more Learn more »

         

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         Species Profile

        Lasiurus cinereus
        Hoary bats are one of America 's largest and most handsome bats. With their long, dense, white-tipped fur, they have a frosted, or hoary, appearance. Humans rarely get the chance to see these magnificent bats; they are not attracted to houses or other human structures, and they stay well-hidden ...read more


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