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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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Rabies in Perspective

If public health warnings were based on actual risk, rabies from bats would be near the bottom of the list. On a global scale 99

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Counting Free-tailed Bats in Bridges

Merlin inspects Brazilian free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) moments after removing them from their bridge crevice roost for counting.For many years we’ve wondered just how many

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Bats in Buildings

Typically, the first question about bats in buildings is, “Aren’t they dangerous?” In my experience, the greatest risks stem from panicked responses, not from the

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Black gold from Cambodian bats

Cambodian farmers in the Mekong River Delta have a long history of attracting bats to their farms. Merlin has documented with photographs the step-by-step process

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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.