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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.

A new species of bat for Gibraltar

A new species of bat to Gibraltar, the Isabelline Serotine Eptesicus isabellinus, was captured during a netting session at the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens.

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Whitley Awards 2014 APPLY NOW!

The application period for the Whitley Awards 2014 is now open – the deadline for applications is October 31st 2013.

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Pupils project in Bad Segeberg (in German)

Fledermäuse in der Eingriffsplanung - Schülerprojekt stellt Ergebnisse im Rathaus vor

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Two new bat species for Luxembourg

Two new bat species in Luxembourg! 

The 2012 Bulletin of the Société des Naturalistes Luxembourgeois shares a brief study of Myotis dasycneme and Myotis alcathoe by Birgit Gessner.

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Call for Applications - Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowship available for 2013-2014

The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) is calling for postdoctoral research applications! Topics of interest relate to drylands: desert ecology, solar energy, environmental microbiology, among others.

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Cyprus and Switzerland accede to EUROBATS

The Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (EUROBATS) is pleased to inform you that the Republic of Cyprus and the Swiss Confederation have become the 34th and 35th Parties to the Agreement.

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The State of the UK’s Bats

This publication highlights the most up to date population trends of all species currently surveyed for the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP). The NBMP is a partnership between BCT, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Countryside Council for Wales and Defra, with additional funding from Natural England. It is the longest running purpose-built monitoring programme for mammals in the UK.

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BBC News - Free online tool helps identify bat calls

BBC News article by Mark Kinver reports a freely available online tool that can identify the calls of bat species found in Europe. A study suggests this could help improve knowledge of these winged mammals.

Comprehensive lighting guidance document for bats in the pipeline

BCT is working with researchers at the University of Bristol to develop a comprehensive lighting guidance document for bats. This publication should be available later in 2012. In the meantime please continue to consult "Bats and Lighting in the UK" an online document suitable for both bat workers and lighting engineers. 


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