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White-Nose Syndrome

Quick Update – 10/10/21 Regarding WNS, we suggest the focus should be on helping bats recover, i.e. strictly protecting, and restoring their most important hibernation

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Bat Houses to the Rescue

There is encouraging news for little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) in Wisconsin. Once the state’s most abundant bat, this species suffered huge losses in recent

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Planned Giving

Planned Giving With your planned gift to Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation you can make a lasting investment in conserving bats, erasing needless fear, and securing

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Merlin’s History

Merlin’s History 1959-1979 When Merlin began studying gray bats the species was in such precipitous decline that leading experts were predicting extinction. He documented gray

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Frequently Asked Questions About MTBC What is MTBC? MTBC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization with a mission to inspire bat conservation worldwide. We rely

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Resources Merlin photographing a woolly bat habitat in Brunei. Check out How I Photograph Bats to learn about his process! Bat Values Essential Bat ValuesInsect-eating bats

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Michael Lazari Karapetian

Michael Lazari Karapetian has over twenty years of investment management experience. He has a degree in business management, is a certified NBA agent, and gained early experience as a money manager for the Bank of America where he established model portfolios for high-net-worth clients. In 2003 he founded Lazari Capital Management, Inc. and Lazari Asset Management, Inc.  He is President and CIO of both and manages over a half a billion in assets. In his personal time he champions philanthropic causes. He serves on the board of Moravian College and has a strong affinity for wildlife, both funding and volunteering on behalf of endangered species.