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Irish Farms & the Lesser Horseshoe Bat (2012)

The Vincent Wildlife Trust, with support from the Heritage Council, has produced a user-friendly leaflet that sets out some simple actions that can be taken by farmers to help conserve the Lesser Horseshoe Bat.

The Lesser Horseshoe Bat is found in the Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Galway and Mayo and has the most legislation protecting it, compared to other bats Ireland. It is also one of our smallest, weighing just 4-9 g. Bats are a beneficial addition to any farm as they help to manage insect populations.

View Irish Farms & the Lesser Horseshoe Bat [pdf 2.3mb].