Advice for Young People Interested in Science and Conservation
The Power of Winning Friends Not Battles
The Importance of Bats
Tuttle Tales Episode 1: Khao Chong Pran
Bats are Organic Pest Control
Bats are primary predators of serious crop and yard pests. They save farmers billions in annual agricultural losses, prevent need for more pesticides thereby protecting the health of humans, the ecosystem, wildlife, and especially other pollinators!
Rainforests Need Bats!
Rainforests need bats, we need rainforests…you do the math! One bat can carry up to 60,000 seeds in a single night. If just 1/10 of a percent of those seeds survive, they could produce roughly 11,000 new seedlings in a year. That’s just ONE BAT!
Dr. Merlin Tuttle Hand-feeding Hardwicke’s Woolly Bat
Dr. Merlin Tuttle has tamed the Hardwicke’s woolly bat (from Malaysia) to eat mealworms out of his hand. When the bats want to get his attention so he will feed them, the bats bump his nose!
Merlin Tuttle Shares Bats with David Letterman
Over 30 years ago, Dr. Merlin Tuttle brought a few bats with him on the David Letterman Show. Late Night With David Letterman, Season 3, Episode 135. November 27, 1984.
The value of bats to agriculture.
Merlin Tuttle – “Follow your passion” when setting your life’s course.”
Career advice for young people.
Merlin Tuttle – “Killing Bats Threatens SE Asia’s Billion-Dollar Durian Industry”
Bats pollinate the king of fruits!
Bats are Power Pollinators!
Hundreds of species of economically and/or ecologically important plants rely primarily on bats for pollination or seed dispersal, sometimes both.
Follow Merlin Tuttle Through a Tight Squeeze!
Merlin Tuttle discovers a tree hollow full of bats in a rain forest.
Bats are Austin’s Favorite Neighbors
These bats now attract millions of tourist dollars each summer and consume tons of insect pests each night, thanks to his personal efforts. They are one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions and well illustrate the value of learning to accept them as invaluable neighbors.
Truth About Bats and Disease, Discussion with Merlin Tuttle
Merlin Tuttle, world renown bat expert, discusses the topic of recent disease scares and bats.
Citizen Scientists: In Search of Bats
Merlin Tuttle, Geoffrey Gomes and Daniel Hargreaves share their personal stories of how they found their way to science as they lead a group of volunteers on an expedition through the Trinidadian rain forest, seeking to discover rare bats and photograph their homes.
What DID Austin, TX and Phnom Penh, Cambodia have in common? Bats!
Cambodia’s National Museum once offered an additional attraction–a huge bat colony.
Finding, Protecting, Restoring Bat Caves with Merlin Tuttle
Merlin Tuttle Introduces the Importance of Conserving Bats
Les Chauves Souris D’algerie, Algerian Bat Group, held a bat workshop in Algeria, hosted by Professor Mourad Ahmim of the University of Bejaia. The workshop focused on the importance of bats and their impact on the national economy.
Merlin Tuttle was asked to provide this video introduction for workshop participants, giving them an overview of bat values and exhorting them to protect the bats of Algeria.
Merlin Tuttle’s Keynote Address at NASBR Symposium 2016
46th Annual North American Society of Bat Research Symposium Keynote Address by Dr. Merlin Tuttle. San Antonio, Texas. October 13, 2016.