Bat Conservation International Launches Agave Restoration Project

March 14, 2019

With catalyst funding from Bently Foundation, BCI has launched a project to help bats migrating between the U.S. and Mexico. Agaves are an essential food source for Mexican long-nosed bats and lesser long-nosed bats, but the growth of the tequila and mezcal industries has had a detrimental impact on its availability. This ambitious ten-year project aims to remedy this shortage by planting tens of thousands of agave plants throughout the bats' migratory corridor.