Bat CREW's mission is the Conservation and protection of bats worldwide, and their habitats; the Rescue and rehabilitation of local orphaned and injured bats; and when
needed, lifetime sanctuary for bats unable to be returned to the
Our objective is to raise public consciousness by Education (specializing
in children) about the positive ecological impact bats have on our
environment and the Welfare of bats world-wide, with special emphasis on the Bats
The Bat CREW does not condone the sale of bats for
any reason, the use of bats for research that is not for the direct
benefit of bats, or the inhumane exclusion of bats. Inhumane exclusion
includes the use of any and all types of bat traps. For more information
on humane exclusion, please visit our Problem
Bats page. If you are looking for help with a bat or bats, please
go to our Local Help page.
The non-releasable bats in our care are provided a
facility that offers them comfort and respect, for life. These bats,
when appropriate, are used in an educational setting to serve as
ambassadors for their kind to meet our educational objective.
In spring of 2001, beginning with a concerned early
morning phone call about a grounded baby bat, a friendship/partnership
was established with Robin Rice in Costa Rica.
The Bat CREW is (Fall 2002) pleased and excited to announce BAT
CREW COSTA RICA.
Robin, our Director of Bat CREW Costa Rica (BCCR), invites you to
visit her web site for some great pictures of Central American bats.
Be sure to check out her wonderful account of Batting
For important information on what is happening to
bats around the world, please visit our
BATS IN THE
This page contains links and information regarding the
destruction of habitat and some species. We hope you will
join our crusade to put an end to this injustice.
Bat CREW wishes to thank Brian Murphy for the use of his wonderful
photos, Patrick Walsh for sharing his photos and information, and
the Ernest Thompson Seton Institute for granting us permission to
use the wonderful art work and amazing words of The Black Wolf.
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