Dr. Merlin Tuttle is a bat biologist, photographer, and conservationist who has devoted the past 55 years to studying, protecting, and documenting these vulnerable mammals. He founded Bat Conservation International more than 30 years ago, with the mission of combating negative public perceptions of bats. His efforts have helped protect millions of bats and thousands of their roosts and habitats. Dr. Tuttle’s photographic works – a collection of some 150,000 images – and his field findings have appeared in international publications, scientific papers, and film documentaries. He is a real-life crusader for these tiny winged creatures that are so often misunderstood. To learn more, please visit Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation website.