Daubentons bat (© Henry Schofield, Vincent Wildlife Trust) 

BatLife Europe's Partner Organisations 

The founding partners of BatLife Europe were the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT), the Dutch Mammal Society (DMS), Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), Romanian Bat Protection Association (RBPA), Stiftung Fledermaus and Société Française pour l' Étude et la Protection des Mammifères (SFEPM). We've expanded the partnership to include many more European organisations and are working to recruit others. 
 
If your organisation is interested in becoming a partner in BatLife Europe, please visit our Get Involved page to find out more. 
 
Austria 
The Coordination Center for Bat Protection and Research in Austria  
Koordinationsstelle für Fledermausschutz und –forschung in Österreich 
 
KFFÖ is committed to the implementation and promotion of bat conservation and bat research in Austria. 
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Center for Karst and Speleology Sarajevo 
Centar za krš i speleologiju Sarajevo 
 
The Karst and Speleology Center is a team of motivated citizens whose work is based on voluntary engagement and scientific research in the field of environmental protection and education, mainly focused on the unique characteristics of karst areas. 
 
Croatia 
Croatian Biospeleological Society (CBSS) 
Hrvatsko biospeleološko društvo (HBSD) 
 
The Croatian Biospeleological Society is an organization for biospeleology that deals with research and conservation of subterranean fauna and its habitats on the whole territory of the Republic of Croatia. 
 
Egypt 
Nature Conservation Egypt 
 
Nature Conservation Egypt aims to reduce the gap between people and nature by conducting and advocating scientific research to better guide policy, education and outreach. 
 
Finland 
Chiropterological Society of Finland 
Suomen Lepakkotieteellinen yhdistys ry 
 
The Chiropterological Society of Finland aims to promote the conservation and research of bats in Finland. 
 
 
Georgia 
Campester - Field Researchers' Union 
საველე მკვლევარების კავშირი 
 
Field Researchers Union ‘Campester’ was established on February 23, 1995. Its mission is conservation of biological diversity and historical monuments. 
 
 
Belgium 
Plecotus, a working group of Natagora  
Plecotus, un groupe de travail de Natagora 
 
Plecotus' areas of work include the observation, study and protection of bats in Wallonia and Brussels, developing public awareness and education activities and maintaining an SOS bat service. 
 
Bulgaria 
Green Balkans - Federation of Nature Conservation NGOs 
ЗЕЛЕНИ БАЛКАНИ - ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ НА ПРИРОДОЗАЩИТНИ СДРУЖЕНИЯ 
 
Green Balkans was founded in 1988 and is a leading organization in the field of conservation of rare species and habitats in Bulgaria. 
 
Czech Republic 
The Czech Society for the Protection of Bats 
Česká společnost pro ochranu netopýrů 
 
ČESON was established in 1991 in order to improve cooperation between bat volunteers. Their mission is to sucessfully coordinate the protection and research of bats in the Czech Republic. 
 
Estonia 
Suurkõrv 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
France 
French Mammal Society 
Société française pour l'Étude et la Protection des Mammifères (SFEPM) 
 
Created in 1977, the SFEPM is a network of volunteers working in partnership to protect mammals and raise public awareness. 
 
Germany 
Nature Conservation Association Germany 
Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) 
 
NABU was founded in 1899 by Lina Hähnle as the "League for Bird Protection". With more than 660,000 members and supporters, NABU is the oldest and largest environmental organization in Germany. 
 
Germany 
Stiftung Fledermaus 
 
Stiftung Fledermaus was established in November 2009 by members of a bat research group. Working in Thuringia, they focus on the Lesser horseshoe bat, now nearly extinct in Germany. 
 
 
Hungary 
Nature Foundation 
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Italy 
Italian Chiroptera Research Group 
Gruppo Italiano Ricerca Chirotteri (GIRC) 
 
GIRC is a non-profit organization founded in 1999, with the aim of promoting the study and conservation of Bats in Italy. Members are active in the field of conservation, research and environmental management. 
 
Macedonia 
Bat Study Group, Bird Protection Macedonia 
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Norway 
Norwegian Zoological Society 
Norsk Zoologisk Forening (NZF) 
 
The Norwegian Zoological Society was founded in 1946 and is the only NGO in Norway covering all groups of animals, from insects and crustaceans to mammals and birds. 
 
 
Romania 
Romanian Bat Protection Association 
Asociația pentru Protecția Liliecilor Română 
 
The Romanian Bat Protection Association is a non-profit, non governmental organization, that unifies people from Romania who are interested in bat research 
 
 
Serbia 
Wildlife Conservation Society - Mustela 
Društvo za zaštitu divljih životinja  
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Slovenia 
Slovenian Society for the Study and Protection of Bats  
Slovensko društvo za proučevanje in varstvo netopirjev (SDPVN) 
 
SDPVN is a non-governmental organization that brings together all those interested in bats by collecting data, enforcing statutory protection and holding public events. 
 
Switzerland 
Western Coordination Centre for the Study and Protection of Bats 
Centre de coordination ouest pour l'étude 
et la protection des chauves-souris 
 
Protection of bats in Switzerland is coordinated by two coordination centers, East and West. The Western Coordination Centre has been active for over 20 years to conserve the 29 Bat Species in Switzerland. 
 
United Kingdom 
Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) 
 
BCT is the UK's leading NGO solely devoted to the conservation of bats. Formed in 1991 and supported by members, volunteers, academics and professionals, BCT aims to secure the future of bats in our ever changing world. 
 
Ukraine 
Ukranian Centre for Bat Protection (UCEBA) 
Українського Центру Охорони Кажанів 
 
The Ukrainian Centre for Bat Protection was founded in 2005 and unites a group of people whose aims lie in the area of bat research and conservation. 
 
Gibraltar 
Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society (GONHS) 
 
GONHS, founded in 1976, is a non-governmental, membership-based organisation committed to research into and conservation of nature in Gibraltar and the region of the Strait of Gibraltar. 
 
Ireland 
Bat Conservation Ireland 
 
Bat consertvation Ireland is composed of a diverse mix of researchers, conservationists and others committed to wildlife conservation in Ireland. 
 
Lithuania 
Bat Protection Society of Lithuania 
Šikšnosparnių apsaugos Lietuvoje draugija (ŠALD) 
 
SALD is an environmental NGO operating since 2005. They unite those researching bats and their habitats, protecting and promoting the work of these people.  
 
The Netherlands 
Dutch Mammal Society 
Zoogdiervereniging 
 
The Mammal Society has been operating in the Netherlands since 1952 and is committed to research into and protection of native wild mammals and their habitats. 
 
Poland 
Polish Society for Nature Conservation 
Polskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Przyrody (Salamandra) 
 
Salamandra aims to conserve and protect nature in Poland, flora & fauna and their ecosystems and landscapes. They also strive to improve nature conservation regulations and their effective compliance. 
 
Russia 
Russian Bat Research Group (RBRG) 
Российской Рабочей Группы по Рукокрылым 
 
RBRG was established in 1999 as an executive branch of the Chiropterological Commission of the All-Russian Theriological Society. They aim to accumulate information about on-going bat research in Russia. 
 
Slovakia 
Society for the Protection of Bats in Slovakia 
Spoločnosť pre ochranu netopierov na Slovensku (SON) 
 
Formed in 1993 SON is a civic association aimed at the protection and research of bats in Slovakia. Their members are professional zoologists and conservationists, as well as students, cavemen, and enthusiasts. 
 
Spain 
Spanish Association for the Study and Conservation of Bats 
Asociación Española para la Conservación y el Estudio de los Murciélagos (SECEMU)  
 
SECEMU is an association of state and non-profit that brings together people interested in conducting studies and developing conservation activities of bats in Spain. 
 
Turkey 
Boğaziçi International Cave Research Association 
Boğaziçi Uluslararası Mağara Araştırma Derneği (BUMAD) 
 
BUMAD Association was founded in 2007 by Boğaziçi University Cave Research Club (BÜMAK) members and graduates. 
 
 
 
United Kingdom 
Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) 
 
The Vincent Wildlife Trust has been at the forefront of wildlife conservation for 40 years. Their work is focused on British and Irish mammals and currently centres on bats and members of the weasel family (the mustelids). 
 
Ukraine 
Animal Research and Protection Association (Fauna) 
Асоціація досліджень та захисту тварин 

 
BatLife Europe's Collaborators 

In 2014 BatLife Europe invited Individuals and Organisations with an interest in bat or nature conservation and who wish to assist, or be involved in the work of BatLife Europe to become Collaborators. The organisations who've joined us as collaborators us so far are: 
 
BatLife Österreich - Austria www.batlife.at 
 
If you or your organisation would like to become a collaborator, please visit our get involved page for details, or email the BatLife Europe administrator at batlifeeurope@bats.org.uk  
 
Hibernating Brandt’s bats (© Anita Glover / Bat Conservation Trust) 
Examining a good bat tree (© Bat Conservation Trust) 
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