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Friday 20 April 2018

Charity appeals for help with survey on bats

I may be an animal lover, but I’m no Batwoman
I may be an animal lover, but I’m no Batwoman

THE largest survey ever attempted of Ireland's bat population is being launched to assess whether numbers have stabilised after a population crash over the past 25 years.

So little is known about Ireland's most capable night hunters that a charity has now appealed for volunteers to support a national research campaign expected to get under way next month.

Bat Conservation Ireland (BCI) is providing equipment and support for volunteers in a campaign to obtain crucial information on the country's nine resident bat species.

"We will provide free training and supervised instruction," said BCI official Tina Aughney.

Anyone interested can see www.batconservationireland.org or membership@batconservationireland.org

Irish Independent

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