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16th Annual Midwest Bat Working Group Meeting
April 3-4, 2024 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Optional workshop on advances in radio-telemetry and social on April 2nd
Meeting Host: Ohio Bat Working Group
Location: Hilton Netherlands Plaza
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
2024 MWBWG Meeting Sponsor/Vendor Registration is OPEN!
2023 State of the Bats
The North American Bat Conservation Alliance released the first ever State of the Bats Report, announcing the latest conservation findings for the continent’s bats including population & biodiversity changes, top threats, and ecological & economic benefits.
Top threats to bats include White-nose Syndrome, habitat loss, drought, wind energy production, and climate change.
Because bats provide vital ecosystem services like pest control, pollination, and seed dispersal, it’s imperative to conserve the 154 species living on the continent.
March 27-28, 2023 - Champaign, Illinois
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
MWBWG is dedicated to the conservation of bats and their habitats, particularly in the Midwestern United States, and works to address bat-related issues with a regional approach.
WELCOME TO THE MIDWEST BAT WORKING GROUP
As the primary predators of night-flying insects, bats are crucial to the ecology, economy, and health of our shared world ecosystem. The Midwest Bat Working Group (MWBWG) provides a structure for coordination, collaboration, and communication among concerned citizens and professional biologists in state, federal, academic, and private organizations. Although most participants are from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, membership is open to anyone who seeks to collaborate on research and management of bats or to promote conservation by enhancing public understanding of bats.
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Learning the latest research and management occurring in the Midwest and around the world
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