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As the primary predators of night-flying insects, bats are crucial to the ecology, economy, and health of our shared world ecosystem. The Midwest Bat Working Group (MWBWG) provides a structure for coordination, collaboration, and communication among concerned citizens and professional biologists in state, federal, academic, and private organizations. The MWBWG is dedicated to the conservation of bats and their habitats, particularly in the Midwestern United States, and works to address bat-related issues with a regional approach. Although most participants are from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, membership is open to anyone who seeks to collaborate on research and management of bats or to promote conservation by enhancing public understanding of bats.


2016 MWBWG Meeting Webcasts

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2016 MWBWG meeting webcasts can be found at http://wiatri.net/Inventory/Bats/News/

NABCA Charter Approved

NABCA Charter Approved: The Steering Committee of the North American Bat Conservation Alliance voted unanimously to approve the attached charter on July 2, 2015.

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White-Nose Syndrome

A new film about fighting White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) has been released by the U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with several state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations, “Battle for Bats: Surviving WNS.” The film focuses on bats as fascinating animals that are vital to our environment, the reality that we are rapidly losing millions of our bats to WNS, how state and federal agencies and NGOs are working together to combat the disease, and to how the public can become involved in bat conservation.

Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome from Ravenswood Media on Vimeo.