Bat Conservation International

Bat Conservation International conducts and supports science-based conservation efforts around the world. Working with many partners and colleagues, these innovative programs combine research, education and direct conservation to ensure bats will be helping to maintain healthy environments and human economies far into the future. An official understanding has been entered into between BCI and the Service that establishes a general framework for cooperation and participation between BCI and the Service in the conservation of bat species that are federally listed or proposed for listing as endangered or threatened, or are candidates for placement on the federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, and to cooperate in activities necessary to maintain or increase the productivity of bats and their habitat on lands managed by the Service, and on other lands as appropriate.

Memorandum of Understanding

National FWS Programs They Work With

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We provide national leadership in the recovery and conservation of our nation's imperiled plant and animal species, working with experts in the scientific community to identify species on the verge of extinction and to build the road to recovery to bring them back. We work with a range of public...

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Partner Category

Here we partner with a wider variety of other organizations on projects to meet shared conservation goals.

Other Partners

Here are just a few of our National Partners. You can view the full list of FWS partners, along with the regions and areas of focus our work together entails.

Partnership Services

Through our partnerships we are able to expand our capabilities through the inclusion of services in areas such as:

  • Grant opportunities
  • Sponsorship of grants
  • Cooperative Agreements

To find out more about how our partner provides services view our partner services below.