Heritage Council


National Bat Monitoring Pilot Programme (2004)

In 2003, the Heritage Council collaborated with the Bat Conservation Trust to develop and evaluate a bat detector-based monitoring project for Ireland. Monitoring the population trends of bats is an essential component of bat conservation which addresses obligations under the EUROBATS Agreement 1991 [PDF 622KB] and the Habitats Directive 1992 [2.1MB]. This document reports on the protocol development and evaluation carried out.

View Development of a Car Survey Monitoring Protocol for the Republic of Ireland [pdf 1.5mb].