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WHAT'S NEW

The Trust Times - Spring 2012,
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FRIENDS of CWC

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"What is man without beasts? If all the beasts are gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beast also happens to man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth" Chief Seattle 1856

"The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth." Henry Beston
 

Brown Bat (Eptisicus fuscus spp nova) taking shelter from Hurricane Ernesto.
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Photo credit: Ellen Cuylaerts

NEW TROPICAL BAT HOUSE PLANS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

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Many Thanks to Mr. Wil Steward of CGMJ and to
Mr. Kelly Hill of ShedWerx for providing these detailed building plans.
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Bat House Plans to Download
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Please click on the image to the right to download a copy of our Bat House Plans in PDF format (Adobe's Acrobat Reader).
 

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POWERPOINT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

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Free PowerPoint Slide Show can be adapted for all ages. Focus is on Caribbean and Tropical Bats. Includes detailed instructions for removing bats from roofs and for building successful bat houses. It is 15 MB so will take a few minutes download time with Broadband - more time if dial-up).

Be sure to check your view setting. Extensive, detailed notes for presenters and bat house builders are under each slide but are not visible in the PowerPoint itself, which has only short captions.
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If you downloaded an earlier Bat Conservation Success Story PowerPoint we recommend that you replace it with this 2011 version.

For school groups, we recommend that students relax, watch and listen. They do not need to take notes during the presentation because detailed printable information sheets are available on this website. Trying to take notes will only prevent them from seeing all the photos and following the narration. Move through the slides quickly and keep talking. A fast pace and using plenty of photos will hold the audience's attention. Do not rely upon the captions alone - they are meant only as indicators for the presenter. Each slide has notes that can be printed and used to script the presentation. The notes provide important details.

This fully-captioned and annotated educational tool contains no statistical charts. The story is told with photos. They are copyrighted and belong to the photographers but permission has been granted to use them for non-commercial conservation educational purposes.

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We are a part of Earthday.org's Billion Acts of Green. To read about our Earth Day Bat House Project (which is also our highlight for 2011 - The Year of the Bat) - Visit Bat-Houses-Cayman-Islands.

See the INSIDEOUT article about the Eco Warrior (please click < here > ) EcoWarrior


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Photo credit: courtneyplatt
See our article about the Cayman Islands Bat House Project in the March 2010 issue of Flicker - the C.I. Department of Environment Terrestrial Unit's on-line monthly bulletin.
Please click on the image to the right to download a copy of March 2010 issue of Flicker in PDF format (Adobe's Acrobat Reader).
 

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The creators of this website hope to encourage the conservation of the Cayman Islands unique flora & fauna by promoting an understanding of the connections between plants and animals. We endeavor to connect with existing organizations to highlight native flora and fauna as a part of the Cayman Islands' national identity and endorse the concept that it is economically feasible to retain original vegetation during development as well as to foster the awareness that native vegetation is vital to the survival of native butterflies, birds and other wild animals. We promote eco-friendly, non-lethal solutions for living in harmony with all native wildlife. We hope to cultivate the love of nature for its own sake and to underscore the educational value and tourism benefits of local plants, butterflies and animals.


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