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Ireland has a rich natural heritage – from the sandbanks of the Shannon Estuary to the fens of Monaghan… from the natterjack toad to the Atlantic salmon… from the Killarney fern to the freshwater pearl mussel.

National Bat-Monitoring Pilot Programme

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].

Download Development of a Car Survey Monitoring Protocol for the Republic of Ireland [PDF 1.5MB].

Learn about bat conservation in Ireland at: www.batconservationireland.org