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NABat News October 2022

Last Call: NABat Photo Contest

NABat is partnering with Bat Conservation International to host our 2nd annual photo contest! The last day for submissions is 12 October 2022. Don't wait, submit your photos now for a chance to win!

Click here for the full contest details


Survey Participants Needed: IUCN Bat Hygiene Practices

The IUCN SSC Bat Spec ialist Group is conducting a worldwide survey on field hygiene practices among those handling bats. Please consider taking the time to fill out their survey. Survey participants must have worked in close proximity (< 2m) to bats in the past 2 years, or plan to do so within the next year. Your anonymous participation in this survey will greatly help the Bat Specialist Group in gaining a better understanding on this matter. Please share the survey with colleagues, students, or any other individuals who work with bats.

View the survey here.


Funding Opportunity: USFWS Grant for Research and Development of Biotechnological Tools for WNS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has announced a new grant opportunity focused on research and development of biotechnological tools for White-nose Syndrome (WNS). Successful projects should clearly achieve progress toward management tools that are pathogen-specific, effective, scalable, and safe for native biota. The USFWS anticipates up to $1.5 million of available funding under this grant opportunity, augmenting its growing slate of WNS-targeted funding that includes: WNS Grants to States and Tribes; WNS Research for Conservation Grants; Bats for the Future Fund, a cooperative grant opportunity led by The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Click here to view the funding opportunity details.


Plan a Bat Week Activity

October 24-31 is Bat Week! Interested in planning your own Bat Week event? Get it promoted by registering on the Bat Week website, where your event will be included on the events calendar. Use the Bat Week toolkit to help you feature bats on your social media platforms and check out all the other resources on www.batweek.org, including the Bat Week celebration cookbook.


Now Available: Wind Energy Monitoring and Mitigation Technologies Tool

Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN) has launched a free online tool, the Wind Energy Monitoring and Mitigation Technologies Tool, to serve as a catalog of available technologies used to assess and reduce potential wind-wildlife effects, including their state of development and related research on their effectiveness.


Call for Papers and Posters: 2023 Western Section of The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society's Western Section is now accepting abstract submissions for posters and 20-minute oral presentations for their 70th Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place 7-10 February 2023 in Riverdale, CA. Submit your abstract by 28 October for consideration; participants will be notified of acceptance status by 2 December. Click here for more information about the annual meeting and to read the official call for papers/presentations.


Public Input Wanted: BOEM Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Offshore Wind Project, Rhode Island

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management is seeking public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Revolution Wind energy project, offshore Rhode Island. Comments will be accepted through 17 October 2022. Click here for comment submission instructions and public hearing schedules.


Call for Workshops: International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum

The Business Network for Offshore Wind has opened the Call for Workshops for the 2023 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) through 1 November 2022. IPF will take place on 28-30 March 2023 in Baltimore, US.