NCKRI Builds HQ Using Bat Roost Design - World's First

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NCKRI Builds HQ Using Bat Roost Design - World's First

Postby Cheryl Jones » Aug 28, 2009 9:27 pm

Dear Friends of NCKRI and bats,

Construction of NCKRI Headquarters is proceeding on schedule. Yesterday began the installation our bat roost. NCKRI Headquarters will be the world’s first building with a bat roost as part of the design. The roost was designed by NCKRI in partnership with Bat Conservation International. Construction of the roost should be complete within about a week. Since no one has ever done anything like this, the contractors are a little uncertain about how exactly long it will take them to install it! KBIM/KRQE News out of Roswell and Albuquerque carried a story about the roost last night. The video can be seen at ... 0908272201.

The roost will be used for education, research, and to provide habitat to bats in the Carlsbad area. Data, images, and sounds from the roost will be included as one of NCKRI’s museum exhibits. Phase 1 of Headquarters construction will be complete about the end of October. Funds are being sought to complete Phase 2 and open NCKRI Headquarters to the public as quickly as possible.

George Veni, Ph.D.
Executive Director
National Cave and Karst Research Institute

1400 Commerce Dr.
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 USA
001-575-887-5517 (office)
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