BATS ARE DYING AT AN ALARMING RATE!
THE MYSTERIOUS WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IS THE PROBABLE CAUSE.
RESEARCHERS ARE DESPERATELY TRYING TO HELP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Be an advocate for bats. Learn all you can about bats, and then spread the word about why they are important and why they are worth saving.
Build a bat house to attract these beneficial flying mammals to your yard. Get instructions from us.
Report sick or dead bats to the PA Game Commission. Download their “Reporting Information Form” at this site: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pgc/9106
Donate to any of these recognized organizations for ongoing research:
BAT CONSERVATION INTERNATOIONAL: www.batcon.org/index.php/support-bci/make-a-donation.html?title=White-nose%20Syndrome&specialCode=WNS
NATIONAL SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY WNS RAPID RESPONSE FUND www.caves.org/WNS/Rapid_Response.shtml
INDIANA STATE CENTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN BAT RESEARCH: www1.indstate.edu/biology/centers/batwnsfund.htm
Enter a BAT ART CONTEST. The $10 entry fee goes toward research. Get your entry form from us, or: http://www1.indstate.edu/biology/centers/ENTER THE BAT ART CONTEST.pdf
Adopt a bat. For $25 (goes to research) you can adopt a real bat in your child’s name. She will receive a plush toy bat, an adoption certificate, and species information. TO ADOPT GO TO: http://www.batcon.org/index.php/support-bci/adopt-a-bat.html?view=adoptSplash&layout=header