The internationally protected Lesser Horseshoe Bat has been granted a reprieve in County Clare after Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, intervened in a controversial council zoning decision. Reports indicate that the Minister took the unprecedented move of issuing a “notice of intent” directing the council to change the Clare Local Area Plan it … [Read more...] about Bats reprieved as minister intervenes in Clare County Council zoning fiasco
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It was Monday night. I sat half-watching a painful American TV show (just because it was on) and half-reading the latest updates to the Ireland’s Wildlife page on Facebook, when a movement outside caught my eye. The long stretch in the evening meant that while it wasn’t exactly light it wasn’t really dark either. I could still see quite clearly; mostly I could see that there … [Read more...] about Batty about Irish bats!
A new initiative to help authorities make informed decisions about landscape conservation for Ireland's bat species was launched in Dublin earlier this week by Dr Liam Lysaght, director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC).A joint project by Bat Conservation Ireland (BCI) and the Centre for Irish Bat Research (CIBR), the "‘Landscape Conservation for Irish … [Read more...] about Landscape conservation to help Irish bats