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Merlin Tuttle

Scientist, Educator, Bat Activist, Photographer
Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation

Dr. Merlin Tuttle has studied and photographed bats worldwide for more than 60 years. He founded and led Bat Conservation International (BCI) for 30 years, then left BCI in 2009 and founded Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation (MTBC) where he is currently active. Merlin’s unique photography and communication first led to global appreciation of bats as safe, invaluable, even cute, and likable. No one has better demonstrated the power of combining captivating photos with sound science to win friends instead of battles for bats. Nor has anyone better demonstrated how conservation can benefit humans. Merlin’s legendary photos and experience provide invaluable guidance and inspiration that must be preserved and shared for future generations.

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