Indianapolis International Airport Awards ISU Bat Study Contract
Under the federal Endangered Species Act, the airport must monitor the bats, specifically the Indiana bat, that live or roost on the airport’s hundreds of acres of land each year until 2017.
The recent two-year contract adds to the $2.5 million already paid to ISU to monitor the bats since 2004.
The positive result, according to ISU biology professor John Whitaker, is that the research has resulted in “a treasure trove of information on bats and how to best accommodate them, particularly the Indiana bat.”
Indianapolis airport awards ISU contract to study bats [TribStar.com via Dean Wiseman]