Join us in Galway on December 7th for a talk by Dr Kate McAney of the Vincent Wildlife Trust on developing farm plans for lesser horseshoe bats. These bats are found in the west of Ireland and often roost in old derelict cottages and sheds. For more details see our events page.
Bat Conservation Ireland will be a manning a stand at the European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky. Tina Aughney will also present a talk on BCIreland’s work on Irish bats and artificial light at night. The Symposium promises to be a very informative event bringing together many organisations and researchers with an interest in the night sky, from astronomers to ecologists and tourism experts. The Symposium will be preceded by a three day family friendly Mayo Dark Skies Festival.
Bat Conservation Ireland (founded in 2004) is a dynamic Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and charity dedicated to the conservation of Ireland’s bats. It operates as a Limited Company.
Bat Conservation Ireland is seeking to employ an administrative manager to take over administration of the organisation, manage accounts and act as company secretary.
We run a number of monitoring projects under contract to the National Parks and Wildlife Service, as well as the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency. We also receive core funding from the Irish Environmental Network (IEN).
Join Bat Conservation Ireland, Northern Ireland Bat Group and Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland on an informative bat care course. CVE points will be available for veterinary professionals. For more details and to buy tickets see https://www.batconservationireland.org/event/bat-rehabilitation-training-course
We are delighted to announce that our fund for grant-aiding bat-related research, conservation and events in Ireland is again open. The deadline for 2018 applications is April 15th. The applicant must be a member of Bat Conservation Ireland. There are four separate types of funding available: funding for BAT GROUPS, BAT RESEARCH, BATTY EVENTS and finally for carrying out BAT CONSERVATION PROJECTS.
Don’t miss the once-every-three-year opportunity to join us for the Irish Bat Conference! On October 14th and 15th 2017 in Leopardstown, Dublin, bat workers, researchers and volunteers from all over the island and beyond will present talks, posters and workshops. See our events page for more information.
This event due to take place on June 22nd has been postponed due to circumstances beyond our control. We’ll reschedule it as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused!
We are delighted to announce that our fund for grant-aiding bat-related research, conservation and events in Ireland is again open. The deadline for 2017 applications has been extended to May 29th to facilitate those seeking funding. Applicants must be a member of Bat Conservation Ireland. There are four separate types of funding available: funding for bat groups, Irish-based bat researchers, funding for events and finally for carrying out bat conservation work.
Our new BATLAS 2020 co-ordinators Simon Pickett and Emma Boston are eagerly taking on volunteers who want to help us map the bats of Ireland in the coming three years. If you would like to participate in this scheme please claim your 10km square, or attend one of our BATLAS training events here. BATLAS 2020 is funded in the Republic of Ireland by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
In order to roll out BATLAS 2020 across the Republic of Ireland we are seeking a committed bat worker with experience in working with volunteers and large datasets. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in the BATLAS 2020 Co-ordinator contract position. In addition, we are seeking bat workers to join our panel of regional trainers and surveyors who will be trained in the method and will be contracted to survey their own and adjacent counties from 2016-2018. For more details see BATLAS2020_Advertisement_May2016