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Learn more about bats and Ireland’s bat populations
Specialised education and training to help protect Ireland’s bats
Bats are under threat from landscape and environmental changes such as:
- Hedgerow removal
- Increased light at night
- Climate change
- Increased use of pesticides
- Vulnerable to exclusion from their roosts in buildings and other man-made structures
Answers to some of the most common queries we receive.
advice about bat roosts
Please read the information provided on bat roosts.
If you still have questions, please contact us and we will do our best to help with your questions
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.
Bats and planning
Where a bat roost is known to occur on the site of a proposed development, expert advice needs to be sought and best practice guidelines need to be followed.
What is a bat?
Bats are mammals, with fur covered bodies, they are warm blooded and give birth to live young. Mothers feed their newborn babies milk. Bats are the only mammals that undertake true flight.
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Support our work
You can help support the work of Bat Conservation Ireland by volunteering your time, buying something from our shop or donating.
We have two more great websites for you
An educational website aimed at 6-12 year olds with plenty of suggestions for activities, projects and art and crafts all on a batty theme.
Help us better understand what Irish bats eat. Collect bat droppings and UCD will analyse them using state of the art techniques.
Many thanks to Paul van Hoof for the use of his fantastic bat photographs used on this page and throughout the site.