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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.

BatLife Europe's Noctule Count

BatLife Europe welcomes everyone to join in with the Europe-wide Noctule Count this summer.  

The 2024 Noctule Count will run from August 1st to September 30th. Please follow the link below to learn more 



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Second issue of Hypsugo for 2023

A new issue of the journal Hypsugo – dedicated to the research of bats of the Balkans and published by the Centre for Carst and Speleology, an NGO in Bosnia and Herzegovina – is available now:

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IUCN SSC BSG: Guidelines for Field Hygiene 2024

A new document was deveoped by the IUCN SSC Bat Specialist Group for all people who do fieldwork with bats in the field anywhere in the world. 

The guidelines are available on the Group's webpage at Copy of IUCN SSC BSG GUIDELINES FOR FIELD HYGIENE_2024 (iucnbsg.org)

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CHIROHUB Project: database of Romanian and Moldovan bat records

As a result of Romania’s accession to the European Union in 2007 and the expansion of the Natura 2000 protected area network, the amount of data about the local bat fauna has grown rapidly in the last 10-15 years. Concrete bat conservation projects implemented by several NGOs also contributed a significant amount of professional observations. However, despite the fact that in many cases it would facilitate decision-making (e.g. in the case of infrastructure or energy projects), it would help to accurately determine the conservation status of bat species (e.g.

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New issue of Hypsugo journal published

A new issue of the journal Hypsugo – Journal dedicated to the research of bats of the Balkans – is available now: http://cen

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ERBS-2024: abstract submission extended

The 16th European Bat Research Symposium (EBRS-2024) will be held in Tarragona (Spain) from 2-6 September, 2024. Abstract submission is extended till 10 May.

The symposium is a triennial conference dedicated to the study and conservation of bats in Europe, where researchers and conservationists gather to exchange knowledge and discuss recent advancements in bat science and conservation, covering a wide range of topics (e.g. bat ecology, behaviour, physiology, genetics, and habitat conservation).

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Walking with bats by Mark Ferguson on Bandcamp

Mark Ferguson is a Northern Irish wildlife sound recordist, currently based in Bristol. He just released an album of sound recordings called Walking with Bats

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Become a GBatNet Student - Selection Round 2

GBatNet brings together 18 existing bat diversity networks (including EUROBATS) and affiliated organizations from across the world with the shared vision of sustainable bat diversity in a changing world.

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About Dandelions, Butterflies and Bats - Article and Short Film in National Geographic in cooperation with EUROBATS

"How a dandelion can hold back a flood: Initiating the butterfly effect for good" - the film on importance of nature conservation, produced by National Geographic and in cooperation with the EUROBATS Secretariat, has been released. 

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40 misconceptions about bats - new French publication available!

Un ouvrage ludique et pédagogique qui tord le cou aux idées reçues sur les chauves-souris.

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