BatLife Trustees launch the Bat Species of the Year 2015  
4th March 

Kit Stoner at Bat Conservation Trust National Conference 
12th September 

Early in 2015 the BatLife Trustees nominated the Nathusius' pipistrelle as their Bat Species of the Year. For more information please view our  
BatLife Europe's treasurer Kit Stoner (also joint CEO of the Bat Conservation Trust) with the BatLife display board. 


BatLife Europe partners and trustees attend the European Bat Research Symposium 
1-5th September 

Our partners get together at the symposium 
Partners voting at the BatLife Partner Meeting 
BatLife's trustees, including some new faces 

'Pass the Baton' blog launched 
10th April 

In April we posted our first blog entry form our partner in the Netherlands, the Dutch Mammal Society. They updated us on their past and current conservation efforts, their objectives and the projects and collaborations they've been involved with. Visit our blog page to read their post and futher posts from some of our other partners who've been passed the baton - BatLife Europe Pass the Baton blog 

BatLife Europe calls for bat surveys in the installation of wind farms in Republic of Macedonia 
6th March 

Macedonian Power Plants (a national electricity producer) is planning to install wind farms in Southern Macedonia without first carrying out proper bat surveys in the pre-installation process. 
BatLife Europe is raising this issue at the highest level and are supporting our Macedonian partner, the Bird Study and Protection Society of Macedonia, Bat Study Group, in this matter. We have written with our strong concerns to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia and the Ministry for Environment; to the KfW bank (the financial backers for the wind turbine installation) and to Bankwatch (an international NGO that monitors the activities of international financial  
In our letter we draw attention to the situation and highlight that is vital to carry out a proper survey and study of bats (impact assessment) in the pre-installation process for wind farm installations. 


International Bat Research Conference (IBRC) - Costa Rica 
L-R: Marie-Jo Dubourg-Savage, Guido Reiter, Julia Hanmer, Eeva Maria Kyheroinen, 
Bat Study and Conservation Group of Japan with Julia Hanmer 
Bat Conservation International (BCI) L-R: Mylea Bayliss, Dave Waldien, Cullen Gielsman 
Eurobats - Sofia 
BatLife partners at Sofia Eurobats AC18 Apr '13 
EU Action Plan - Brussels 
L-R: Danilo Russo, Daniela Hamidovic, Javier Juste, Julia Hanmer, Eeva Maria Kyheroinen, Guido Reiter 
Eurobats AC17 - Dublin 
BatLife partners at Dublin Eurobats AC17 May '12 
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