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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.

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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New educational book in German: "Falsche Vampire & fliegende Hunde"

In an easy and entertaining way the author,  Dr. Martin Straube, offers his insights into the fascinating world of bats. For more information (in German), please check the PDF-file.

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