Early on in 2021, Bat Conservation Ireland applied to the Heritage Council for funding to carry out a Citizen Scientist project, which involved Bat Groups around the country. The aim of this project was to carry out a pilot study to monitor bat activity at 10 different locations around the island of Ireland. The equipment used for this was a Song Metre Mini, a light weight, affordable recorder, … [Read More...]
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Found a grounded bat?
Bats sometimes appear in houses or on the ground outdoors during the day time. There is a range of options to help a bat back on the wing again, but what to do depends on the situation.
Bat Conservation Ireland and University College Dublin’s Batlab have just launched BatsAndBugs.ie. This is a collaborative project, supported and financed by The Community Foundation for Ireland and National Parks and Wildlife Service, to investigate and explore the ecosystem services that bats provide to us. Ecosystem services are the benefits to humans provided by the natural environment and … [Read More...]
We are super-excited to announce the launch of a new project - BatsAndBugs.ie this evening at 5.30pm (July 20th)! We are collaborating with UCD to find out about the ecosystem services bats provide to us - are they helping control insect pests in Ireland? We are seeking help from bat roost custodians to do this. Want to find out more? Join us via zoom - register here … [Read More...]
Bat Conservation Ireland (Caomhantas Ialtog na hEireann) is a Charity dedicated to the conservation of Ireland's bats. We promote conservation of bats by disseminating educational materials, giving talks and leading bat walks, carrying out nationwide surveys and monitoring of bats, acting as an umbrella group for the local bat groups and providing a central repository for bat records.