Friday, June 24, 2011

Bat Conservation International

Thanks to all of you for voting in Disney's Friends for Change competition. For the second time in a row, Bat Conservation International has won the first place award of $100,000 to conserve bats! And it's all because of you and your dedication to this often-misunderstood mammal.

This money will fund our "Wings Across the Americas: BATS" project, which promotes the protection of migratory bats through scientific research and public education in the Western Hemisphere.

Specifically, the funds will be used to:

  • Complete on-the-ground research projects in various countries with scientists sharing their stories, presenting maps of migratory routes, showing what bats do in different countries and providing incredible photos from the world of bats;
  • Create a website where teachers and students can follow the bats on their amazing journeys;
  • Showcase different species of migratory bats (two of them endangered) in North, Central and South America;

Again, thank you for voting each week, for asking your friends to vote and for tolerating our reminder emails. You've made a huge difference for bat conservation!

Warm regards,

Nina Fascione
Executive Director
Bat Conservation International


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