Bat Conservation Ireland
The main aim of Bat Conservation Ireland is to help conserve Irish bats. In order to ensure Irish bats are being conserved it is important to know to find out how their populations are doing, in other words, whether they are increasing, decreasing or stable. Regular monitoring is the key to picking up any declining (or increasing) trends, which are in turn, important in forming conservation policy and management on a nationwide and EU level. BCIreland manages four schemes to track trends in bat populations.