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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.

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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Ukrainian bat rehabilitator won prestigious FFN award

Alona Prylutska of the Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center (UBRC) won a prestigious FFN award. Earlier, the Center's founders (Alona herself and her colleagues Anton Vlaschenko and Ksenia Kravchenko) were grantees of the EUROBATS project initiative and actively collaborated with the Eurobats Advisory Committee.  

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Brno Appeal to reduce light pollution in Europe: results of international workshop

Light pollution has been chosen as one of the Ministry’s priorities for the Czech Presidency of the EU. The flagship event of this topic, an international workshop Light Pollution 2022, was held in the Brno Observatory and Planetarium on October 26th 2022. Representatives of 19 member states, the European Commission, the International Dark-Sky Association, the European Environmental Agency or the International Commission on Illumination joined the workshop, as well as lighting professionals, members of the academia and private as well as non-profit companies.

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New species action plan for Lesser horseshoe bat in Ireland

The first Species Action Plan for the Lesser horseshoe bat in Ireland has been published by the Irish Government, however, the species action plan is the product of extensive collaboration between the National Parks & Wildlife Service and the Vincent Wildlife Trust. The aim of the plan is to guide, inform and provide structure for the conservation management of this important species over the next five years (2022-2026). 


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New Bat Mitigation Guidelines for Ireland

An updated version of Bat Mitigation Guidelines for Ireland is now available and can be downloaded at: https://www.npws.ie/site

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