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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.

Nation-wide Noctule census in Germany

The German umbrella association for bat research and conservation called: Bundesverband für Fledermauskunde Deutschland  e.V. has recently asked for participation in the German noctule census. 

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New issues of Plecotus and Hypsugo journals

New issues of two bat periodical are available online.

 Plecotus et al. №23, 2020: see content at  https://zmmu.msu.ru/bats/plecotus/plecot23.

Hypsugo №5(2), 2020: content is online at http://centarzakrs.ba/sismisi/2021/04/15/1894/

 

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Misconceptions and misinformation about bats and viruses: expert response

A critical response of leading bat experts  to the paper "Bats in ecosystems and their wide spectrum of viral infectious potential threats: SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging viruses" published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. It is shown in the letter to the editor that the paper of Bonilla-Aldana et al. contained multiple critical errors and misrepresentations related to bat taxonomy, ecology, and physiology, and the linkages between bats and specific viruses.

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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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