CBI is pleased to share that the US Forest Service has awarded the NABat program the 2015 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Award in Research Partnership. The North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) was developed over a series of workshops facilitated by CBI in 2012 and 2013.
Over the course of four, week-long workshops, CBI helped bring together bat researchers, population modelers and other experts in wildlife population monitoring to design a feasible and statistically robust monitoring plan for bat populations in America. Prior to these workshops, there was no national program in place to track and monitor bat populations in North America, despite the many threats these populations faced and the important role they play in North American ecosystems.
Read more about the award and other recipients here: http://www.fs.fed.us/global/wings/awards/2015/WATA_booklet_2015.pdf
This award was also recently featured in an update from the Department of Interior.