Bat migration routes in Europe, 2022-

Funding: French Office for Biodiversity (OFB), Naturalia Environnement, and EUROBATS (UNEP)

Period: 2022-

Leadership: The National Museum of Natural History

IBISS representative: Branka Pejić

Bat migration Europe project started in April 2021. The aim of the project is to understand where and when migrating bats are most active to design priority conservation areas. The goal is to identify spatial and temporal patterns of the presence of three common migrating bats (Pipistrellus nathusii, Nyctalus noctula and Nyctalus leisleri) using acoustic datasets. Hotspots in acoustic activity are expected to predict priority areas for the conservation of those migrating species. One of the aims of the project is to provide operational maps to guide wind energy planning.

Bat migration Europe is a project coordinated by the CESCO laboratory of the French Museum of Natural History (Paris, France). A part of this project is a collaboration with the laboratory Centre in Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (Montpellier, France). We are in collaboration with the BBEES lab to ensure that the data workflow fits the best standards of data management.

This project is possible thanks to the collaboration of research institutes, museums, universities, NGOs, governmental agencies and authorities, natural reserves, consultants and other essential people.
Partners from the following institutions support the project morally (and financially if stated).


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