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A selection of news related to EUROBATS and other bat conservation activities.
News items of previous years can be accessed in the Archive.

Second issue of Hypsugo Journal

The second issue of Hypsugo, the journal of bat research in Balkans, has recently been published, with the PDF version available online

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New website dedicated to Romanian bats

A new Romanian website, entirely dedicated to bats, was launched in 2017 in Romanian, Hungarian and English languages.  The Lilieci.ro portal’s and its team’s common purpose is to spread real information about bats and the benefits of their presence, but also to induce a positive change in the public attitude concerning bats. 

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New EUROBATS publication: Common names of European bat species

The publication contains common names for each of 53 bat species occurring within the area of EUROBATS Agreement enlisted in its Annex 1. Names are given in 50 European languages including all of the national and several regional ones.

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Autumn bat migration season has started, time to get ring recoveries!

Favorable weather conditions have encouraged millions of bats to migrate from north-eastern Europe to their wintering areas in Germany, France, Italy, the Benelux and probably other countries.

More than 5,000 bats have already been ringed at the ornithological station in Pape / Latvia in August 2016. Bats were captured in a Heligoland trap, which is operated by a cooperation between the Leibniz institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin and the Latvian University in Riga.

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DW on the International Bat Night

On the website of Deutsche Welle you can listen to an interview with the EUROBATS Executive Secretary Mr Andreas Streit http://www.dw.com/en/spectrum-how-do-bats-wee-hanging-upside-down/av-195...
and read an article about the funny sides of bat biology http://www.dw.com/en/guys-wanna-pee-like-a-bat-youd-better-be-long/a-19503584

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Protection of house-dwelling species in insulation projects: a position paper of BfN (in German)

Gebäude stellen wichtige Lebens- und Rückzugsräume für verschiedene siedlungstypische Tier- und Pflanzenarten dar. Vor allem eine Reihe von Vogel- und Fledermausarten sind in besonderer Weise vom Lebensraum „Gebäude“ abhängig. Diese Thematik wird schon seit längerem von verschiedenen Ländern, Kommunen und Verbänden aufgegriffen und vorangetrieben.

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The Kate Barlow Award of BCT

The Kate Barlow Award aims to encourage postgraduate students to conduct a substantive bat research project and to honour the late Dr Kate Barlow's contribution to bat conservation. Read more about her great achievements here.

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