Volume 4: Legislation and Public Education

Susan M. Barnard, Editor
First Edition, April 2012
332 Pages
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  ISBN: 978-1-934899-09-0
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About the Editor

Susan M. Barnard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York. She founded Basically Bats - Wildlife Conservation Society, Inc. in 1993, and served as Executive Director until 2008. Currently retired from her position as Assistant Curator of Herpetology at Zoo Atlanta, Ms. Barnard has authored over 25 scientific papers in refereed journals and 2 book chapters. She also co-authored books on reptilian parasites and reptilian husbandry, and has appeared in numerous magazines and on television, including the National Geographic special, "Keepers of the Wild".
Bats in Captivity
Volume 4: Legislation and Public Education


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A comprehensive work intended for anyone maintaining captive bats, Bats in Captivity is the only multi-volume series of its kind, detailing the captive care of bats worldwide. This volume comprises 25 papers by 37 contributing authors. It contains information on the legal aspects of maintaining and shipping bats, plus papers on developing traveling trunks and loan boxes, the use of ultrasonic mobility devices in education programs, conditioning and training bats for public demonstration, their use in outreach programs, and exhibiting bats in zoological institutions. In addition, there is comprehensive information on excluding bats from man-made structures, as well as how bat houses and artificial roosts are constructed and used.


    Bats and the Law



    Public Education

      Suggestions for Developing Traveling Trunks and Loan Boxes

      The Use of Ultrasonic Mobility Devices in Education Programs

      Conditioning and Training Bats for Public Demonstration

      Bats in Outreach Programs

      Exhibiting Bats in Zoological Institutions

      Bat Management: Excluding Bats from Man-made Structures

      Bat Houses and Artificial Roosts