Bat Conservation International (BCI), based in Austin, Texas, is devoted to conservation, education, and research initiatives involving bats and the ecosystems they serve. It was founded in 1982, as scientists around the world became concerned that bats, essential to the balance of nature and human economies, were in alarming decline. Under the founding guidance of Dr. Merlin Tuttle, an internationally recognized authority on bats, the organization has achieved unprecedented progress by emphasizing sustainable uses of natural resources that benefit both bats and people. BCI now employs a staff of 39 biologists, educators, and administrators, supported by more than 14,000 members in 70 countries.
Address: P.O. Box 162603
Austin, TX 78716