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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.

Bats found in Iceland

Three bats were found in the North Iceland town of Siglufjörður last week – the animals were stowaways on a Danish ship arriving from Belgium.
Bats are not native to Iceland but make occasional visits, carried either by jet streams or ships. The tiny specimens had hidden in the cargo hold of the ship, which arrived in Siglufjörður on Thursday afternoon.
The bats were discovered as the ship was being unloaded. Workers managed to capture two of them (pictured below), but the third managed to fly off and escape.

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Autumn Migration of Nathusius' Pipistrelle Bats in Germany monitored by amateur radio operators

Autumn Migration of Nathusius' Pipistrelle Bats monitored by amateur radio operators in Germany.

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CMS Family Staff in Search of Bonn's Bats

CMS Family Staff in Search of Bonn's Bats

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17th International Bat Research Conference, 2016

The meeting will occur in July/August 2016 in Durban, South Africa. More information to come.
 

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Bats as indicators: a special issue of Mammalian Biology

A special issue of the Mammalian Biology Journal devoted to bats as bioindicators has been published recently with active participation of many EUROBATS Advisory Committee's members.

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Bat Species of the Year 2015: Nathusius’ pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii)

Nathusius’ pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii). © Wolfgang Forstmeier

 

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