Duke Energy Foundation supports bat conservation with $50,000 grant

By Michelle Froese The effort to save North America’s imperiled bats has received a boost. Duke Energy Foundation recently announced that it is awarding $50,000 to support efforts by Bat Conservation International (BCI) to help with the recovery of the continent’s threatened and endangered bat species.
Support from the Duke Energy Foundation comes at a critical time, with the recent discovery of the fungus on three bat species in Texas, two of which have distributions that may carry the fungus further into the west.
The grant will supply critical funding to address major threats to bats including the deadly fungal disease, White-nose Syndrome.
“Our goal is

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