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The Lesser Horseshoe Bat in Ireland: Surveys by The Vincent Wildlife Trust

ReportJournal / Magazine

Series: Irish Naturalists' Journal Occasional Publication Volume: 13

By: Kate McAney(Author), Ciara O’Mahony(Author), Conor Kelleher(Author), Andy Taylor(Author), Sinead Biggane(Author)

38 pages, 1 plate with 8 colour photos; 1 colour photo, 17 b/w illustrations and b/w distribution maps, 16 tables

Irish Naturalists' Journal

Paperback | Oct 2013 | #215715 | ISBN-13: 9780956970428
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€11 approx

About this book

Over a ten year period The Vincent Wildlife Trust undertook a number of winter and summer surveys along the west coast of Ireland in pursuit of the Lesser Horseshoe Bat. A range of structures were searched, both natural and man-made, resulting in the recording of over 8 000 bats. The long-term benefit of this work was the acquisition by the Trust of seven of the bat roosts and the subsequent enhancement of these: by 2011 these sites held 1 529 bats. This publication provides a background to the species, describes the surveys, presents the results, and makes conservation recommendations.

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