San Antonio: Save Bracken Bat Cave, Stop the Crescent Hills Development
  • Petitioned San Antonio Mayor, City Council, Planning Commission

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San Antonio Mayor, City Council, Planning Commission

San Antonio: Save Bracken Bat Cave, Stop the Crescent Hills Development

    1. Petition by

      Bat Conservation International

One of the worlds’ top ten wildlife spectacles, and the only one in the United States, is now threatened!


Bracken Cave, the world's largest gathering of bats, is an unparalleled living natural wonder. The emergence of its 10 million+ bats from Bracken cave is a one-of-kind sight. Now we need your help saving it! Galo Properties has proposed a large-scale, high density community along the Bracken Cave Reserve’s border that would place 3,800 homes—approximately 10,000 people—next to colony and under the twice daily flight path of millions of bats! This would be a situation sure to put people and bats into conflict. Not only would the proposed Crescent Hills community be potentially detrimental to the bats and the multi-million dollar pest control services they provide for Texas agriculture, it would also lie atop the sensitive Edwards Aquifer-recharge zone, threatening Central Texas’ water supply and the millions of public dollars invested in protecting it. The federally endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler also calls this area home, nesting and foraging on the land slated for building. Tell the San Antonio City Council, Mayor, and Planning Commission that Mr. Galo's proposed subdivision is an incompatible use for the land in this area.

For more information about this issue, visit www.batcon.org/savebracken.  

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    1. Reached 15,000 signatures
    2. San Antonio's City Council Meeting was a Success

      On May 29th, we spoke before the San Antonio City Council and a packed City Hall against the proposed Crescent Hills development next to Bracken Cave Preserve. We presented our 12-day old petition against the Crescent Hills development to the mayor and council. With 13,300 signatures from more than 70 countries, our petition definitely made an impact. Representatives from Texas Parks, the San Antonio Zoo, the Army’s Camp Bullis, Audubon Texas, Sierra Club, Preserve Texas Heritage Association, the Heritage Group, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center were among the 61 people that testified in support and about the importance of Bracken Cave.

      THANK YOU to everyone who attended the meeting, signed the petition, sent letters, and made calls to city officials. Please continue to voice your opposition to the Galo Properties development by telling your family and friends about the threat to our Bracken Bats. Check out our website, Facebook, and Twitter (@Batconintl) for updates.

    3. Reached 12,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jack Ferguson SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 5 months ago

      Stop the unnecessary destruction of the hill country.

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    • Denise Bautz RINGWOOD, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      Human populations can not build without regard for long-term wildlife populations. do not build this ultra-consolidated development.

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    • Cynthia Eckhardt ARROYO SECO, NM
      • 5 months ago

      This is a non renewable resource

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    • Miguel Ángel Toríz Casabal DISTRITO FEDERAL, MEXICO
      • 6 months ago

      Los murciélagos enfrentan la pérdida de su hábitat. Tienen derechos. Sus hogares deben ser respetados.

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    • Cynthia Eckhardt ARROYO SECO, NM
      • 6 months ago

      Critically important to me and anyone else who understands the value of bat culture and its contribution to our current ecologies...agriculture, etc...

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