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...]
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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...]
A talk given by Dr. Kate McAney, Vincent Wildlife Trust In brief: ‘1998 was the year Vincent Wildlife Trust acquired its first Irish lesser horseshoe bat reserve and today the twelve buildings under its care are roosting sites for approximately 4,000 horseshoe bats. In this talk, Kate will describe these roosts and the variety of skills (not always zoological!) the she has used over the years … [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.