Bat Week is an annual, international block of programs and media appearances designed to raise awareness for bat conservation worldwide. Bat Week is organized and supported by the following organizations:
The motto of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is “caring for the land and serving people.” Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service‘s mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Bat Conservation International‘s mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. BCI is dedicated to the enduring protection of the world’s 1300+ species of bats and creating a world in which bats and humans successfully coexist.
Lubee Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization dedicated to saving fruit bats and their habitats through research, conservation and education, with a focus on children and community engagement. Lubee promotes understanding and responsible management of the vital relationship between bats, plants and people, leading to a sustainable future for all.
The Save Lucy Campaign was created to raise awareness of white-nose syndrome and its devastating impact on North American bats.
Wildlife Acoustics are the leading provider of bioacoustics monitoring systems for researchers, scientists, conservationists and government agencies worldwide. Our mission was born out the desire to provide the most innovative, easy-to-use and economical bioacoustics monitoring and analysis tools and software available today.
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
Animal Jam is a safe and exciting online playground for kids who love animals and the outdoors. Players create and customize their own animal characters and dens, chat with friends, adopt pets, team up for adventures , and feed their curiousity about animals and the natural world around them.
The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative’s mission is to promote and protect the health of wildlife and Canadians through leadership, partnership, investigation, and action. The CWHC is working with a range of partners to better understand bat white-nose syndrome, to inform others, and determine what can be done to slow its advance and ensure bats continue to be an important part of the environment.”
The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all. Our HelpTheBats.ca campaign combines both education and research designed to raise awareness of bat conservation and White Nose Syndrome”
Parks Canada’s mandate is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. Parks Canada is responsible for establishing and managing 46 national parks; one urban park; four national marine conservation areas and 168 federal national historic sites, including nine historic canals.
The USGS provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. USGS coordinates the North American Bat Monitoring Program, maintains WNS spread maps, and conducts research on bat biology and WNS across several facilities: National Wildlife Health Center, Fort Collins Science Center, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center and the Virginia Cooperative Research Unit.
Wildlife Conservation Society uses science to discover and understand the natural world; with this knowledge we engage and inspire decision-makers, communities, and millions of supporters to take action with us to protect the wildlife and wild places we all care about.
The Wildlife Habitat Council promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through partnerships and education.”
The North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) is a large-scale, long-term monitoring program designed to assess the status and trends of North American bats at local, regional, and range-wide scales. Spanning the United States, Canada, and Mexico, NABat brings together an extensive network of partners who utilize the NABat program design and monitoring protocols to collect bat population data. These data are analyzed at various spatial and temporal scales and results are used to promote effective conservation actions to ensure the long-term viability of bat populations across the continent.
Fight WNS celebrates North American microchiropterans as beautiful and essential components of our ecosystem and financially supports white-nose syndrome and Pseudogymnoascus destructans research via the ‘Microgrants for Microbats’ program.
The Bureau of Land Management manages more than 245 million acres of public lands on behalf of the American people. The BLM’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of America’s public lands for the multiple use and enjoyment of present and future generations.