Insectivorous Bat Captive Population Feasibility Workshop - Final Report, July 2010

On July 14-16, 2010, an Insectivorous Bat Captive Population Feasibility Workshop was held at the Saint Louis Zoo in Saint Louis, Missouri, which was organized by FWS, BCI, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and facilitated by CBSG. The purpose of the workshop was to explore the potential value and feasibility of various captive management options for bat species under threat of WNS. The 34 workshop participants represented FWS, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), state and federal agencies, universities, rehabilitation facilities, zoos, and the IUCN/SSC Bat Specialist Group, providing the best available expertise on North American bats both in situ and ex situ.