You may have heard of the year of the rat but have you heard of the year of the bat?
Aimed at increasing public awareness of the importance of bats United Nations Environmental Programe, Bat Conservation International, Conservation of Populations of Migratory Species of Wild Animals and Eurobats.org have named 2011 'the Year of the Bat!' Please go to http://www.yearofthebat.org/ if you would like to find out more!
Specifically find out what bat researchers near you are trying to do to help conserve bats by clicking here.
Next week in Mexico (March 26 and 27)
Bosques a Media Luna (click here)
In Australia (9th of April)
Bat box building workshop (click here)
Germany (1-3 April)
Bats between Nature and culture (click here)