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Bat World Sanctuary Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/10/2014: Bat World Sanctuary

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: BAT WORLD SANCTUARY

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AKA  BWS
Weatherford, TX

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Bat World Sanctuary Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/10/2014: Bat World Sanctuary

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: BAT WORLD SANCTUARY

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Also Known As: BWS
Physical Address: Weatherford, TX 76088 
EIN: 75-2503642
Web URL: www.batworld.org 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D30 Wildlife Preservation/Protection
D Animal related
D34 Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge
D Animal related
D20 Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)
Ruling Year: 1994 
How This Organization Is Funded: Donations from the public - $50,000
Memberships and "Adopt-a-Bat" memberships - $30,000
Foundations - $25,000


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Mission Statement

To provide rescue, rehabilitation and release for injured bats. To provide permanent sanctuary for non-releasable bats. The protection and conservation of wild bat colonies. To promote humane treatment of bats in captivity.  To educate the public about the importance of bats.

Legitimacy Information

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June 2014)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2008
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2008

Total Revenue $159,569
Total Expenses $147,982

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2008
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2008

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Amanda Lollar

Term:

Since Jan 1994

Profile:

Amanda Lollar, Founder and President of Bat World Sanctuary. Scientific wildlife rehabilitator, State of Texas, 20 years. Author of both popular and scientific literature about bats.

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Programs

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Program Description:

Bat World Sanctuary was established in 1994 and currently provides lifetime sanctuary in simulated natural habitat flight cages for almost 150 bats representing ten species from around the world. These bats include those used in research, confiscated from the illegal pet trade, retired from zoo/nature centers, or are orphaned or have suffered permanent injuries. Conservation goals of the organization are presently focused on the Mexican free-tail bat, a migratory bat listed as a Species of Special Concern by the US Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Dramatic losses have been documented in nine out of ten caves in Mexico known to have once sheltered the largest bat populations. To safeguard over twenty thousand Mexican free-tail bats, including their annual nursery colony, our organization is purchasing a building that serves as a permanent wild sanctuary for this species. Our goal in educating the public is to provide information that protects both bats and people. Although only one half of one percent of wild bat populations test positive for rabies, rabies in wildlife must be taken seriously. Every year, incidences are reported throughout the US involving both children and adults that have inappropriately interacted with grounded bats. North American bats are very small, possibly making them appear harmless. Public hysteria often follows human/bat interactions and results in the needless destruction of entire bat colonies.

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Expanded formation of Bat World Rescue Centers across the US.

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Program: Internship on the Rehabilitation and Captive Care of Insectivorous Bats (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$20,460
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

In response to White Nose Syndrome, the single most devastating disease to ever hit bat populations, we hosted twelve 14 day internships on the rehabilitation and captive care of insectivorous bats. Veterinary students, zoologists, biologists and other animal care professionals attended the program, which was held June 6th through September 10th. They were provided comprehensive yet compassionate medical training. Bats comprise 25% of all mammalian species on earth, yet bat education is not part of the veterinary curriculum. Because of the lack of general knowledge about bats, educational institutions offer no training on the nutritional requirements, husbandry needs, and social structure of bats, yet graduates from these institutions are often charged with the welfare of these animals. The potential impact on our bat populations is dependent upon the greatest number of individuals that can be properly trained to cope with a species that is now on the brink of extinction.

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Program: One-day Workshop on Bat Rehabilitation (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$3,000
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

A one-day workshop provided several times a year for animal care professionals who wish to learn proper rehabilitation and captive care techniques for insectivorous bats. Lecture topics include: Introduction to bats Public protocol Rabies pre-exposure vaccination requirements for rehabilitators Intake and handling procedures of crevice and tree bats Species identification Appropriate food determination Feeding techniques for infant and adult bats Caging requirements and environmental enrichment       Lab topics include: Injection techniques (using dead specimens) Stabilization of open and closed wing fractures (using dead specimens)

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Bat World Sanctuary is on the front line to end the abuse and destruction of bats. We are recognized as the world’s leader in bat care standards and cutting-edge rehabilitation treatments, and we created specific guidelines for excellence in bat education programs that are used worldwide. We plan to expand our sanctuary in 2014 with the construction of a new facility on land that Bat World Sanctuary (BWS) owns. This larger facility will allows us rescue more bats in jeopardy of entering the cruel pet trade through zoo closures. We recently built a bat castle, a one-of-a-kind man made structure capable of providing habitat for up to 100,000 bats. The bat castle sits on the same land owned by BWS. Once occupied, bats in need of habitat will have a safe refuge where they can live and raise their young for decades to come. We also plan to build a man-made cave in 2015 or 2016. The cave will be located on a spot of land that has been donated for the project by a contributor. Over the past 20 years, BWS has worked very hard to become the largest sanctuary, rehabilitation and teaching sanctuary in the world dedicated exclusively to bats. We have trained over 400 bat rehabilitators, conservation scientists, researchers and veterinarians in workshops for the rehabilitation of insectivorous bats, and we have authored and published over a dozen books and scientific papers. We have created a worldwide database to help the public find a bat care professional in their area when they happen upon a grounded/injured bat. BWS has rescued, rehabilitated and released over 15,000 native bats and provided permanent sanctuary for 300 non-releasable bats. We have educated over three-million people through on the ground educational programs, social media, and videos (one which went viral). We have established a bat house projects in Mineral Wells Texas, Stephenville, TX, Clifton, TX and Corrales, NM. We saved a wild colony of 50,000 bats through the purchase of a building the bats had been using as habitat for decades (the building was slated for destruction before we purchased it to save the bats). In the past two years BWS purchased land to relocate, built a bat castle on the land to serve as protected wild bat habitat, and we are in the process of constructing a brand new, larger facility to rescue more bats in need of permanent sanctuary.
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