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Bats from Cocobolo

We’re just finishing up an incredible first week at Cocobolo and already caught 44 species of bats, everything from fishing bats to vampires, not to

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Off to a great start!

34 species, over a third of Panama’s 100+ bat species have been captured by our intrepid bat enthusiasts in just three nights!      

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Updated Wind Energy Resources

Updated Wind Energy Resources Next to irrational fear, wind power production now poses the greatest threat to bats, especially in industrialized countries. The full impact

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Bats and Chewing Gum

Halloween candy aside, it would be a stretch for most people to think of bats when they reach for a packet of chewing gum at

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2017 Bat Calendar

2017 calendar of Merlin Tuttle’s bat photography is now available! View the photos and get your calendar HERE  

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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.