194 conservation projects, awards, conferences, PhD students, and schools funded. CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL LIST OF PROJECTS.
Since 1989, Lubee has been a global leader in bat conservation. Our passion and dedication is apparent through the diverse areas around the world in which we have conducted and funded research. Click this interactive map for detailed information.
Lubee Bat Conservancy undertakes and supports fundamental research, conservation, and education programs both in the U.S. and in strategically selected regions around the world where bat diversity is high, endangered species are on the brink of extinction, and community engagement is possible.
While our portfolio of projects is diverse, priority is given to projects that address one or more of seven priority conservation/education challenges: endangered species; bats and the bushmeat crisis; population monitoring; habitat protection; managing bat-human conflict in agriculture; emerging infectious diseases; community education.
Current projects include:
Florida Native Bat Program - bat house construction & installation, acoustic surveys, echolocation call analysis, educational information.
Conserving Monkey-faced bats (Pteralopex sp.) of the Solomon Islands - field conservation, community engagement, forest protection and creation of protected areas. Read this article by Dr. Tyrone Lavery which details how different bat species respond to deforestation.
Empowering the Rotokas Community in Bougainville - bat conservation, community engagement, habitat protection, food security, sustainability, strengthening livelihoods.
Rodrigues Environmental Education Project - education programs, endangered species conservation (Rodrigues fruit bat), population monitoring, community engagement, reforestation, job creation. Read the 2019 REEP annual report here.
* Please note that we are not accepting grants at this time as we are focused on current projects listed above.
OUR PROJECTS ARE POSSIBLE THANKS TO YOU, OUR AMAZING DONORS! BUT, THERE IS MORE WORK TO DO....A LOT MORE WORK, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE BATS, ENGAGE COMMUNITIES, AND CONTINUE OUR EDUCATION AND AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS. TO DONATE TO OUR ONGOING EFFORTS PLEASE CLICK HERE.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. THANK YOU!!