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So…What does being a “Bat Fan” mean?

In short, “Being a Bat Fan” means that you have made a decision to help. We're working to teach people everywhere the many benefits of living harmoniously with bats. It's a huge job, and we definitely need your voice.
  • Protecting bats and securing their environments.
  • Teaching others about bats and their contributions to a healthy planet.
  • Combatting exaggerated negative claims and false publicity.

We Give You Tools:

  • Newsletters. Quarterly updates with current information on what we're up to, new blog posts, resource pages, success stories and interesting bat facts.
  • The “Bat Flash.” From time to time, we face immediate issues that directly affect our efforts to help bats.  When this happens, we send out the signal.  A “Bat Flash” alerts you to an immediate need for action and provides simple instructions on how you can help.  Working together, we can greatly increase our influence.  

…and, We Listen.

  • If you see a need to help bats, tell us.
  • If you have suggestions for how we can improve our efforts, let us know.
  • If you see an exaggerated story scaring people about bats or a great story promoting the value of bats, share it with us.

Help Us.  Help Bats.  Help You.

Our Promise - You will receive access to the hundreds of photos available for download on Merlin’s website, as well as, news from the field, including new photos of bats and work in progress, and reports of new discoveries relevant to bat conservation. You will never receive high pressure phone calls, mass mailings or have your name sold or traded and may opt out at any time.

Asian wrinkle-lipped bats (Chaerephon plicatus) emerging from Tarum Cave (entrance # 2) in Cambodia.
Asian wrinkle-lipped bats (Chaerephon plicatus) emerging from Tarum Cave (entrance # 2) in Cambodia.