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By on April 6, 2008 in Uncategorized, EDGE Updates, Focal species, Mammals, Bumblebee bat

Researchers from the Institute of Zoology;  Dr Kate Jones and Alanna Maltby have just returned back from a recent trip to Thailand where they were part of a global team of bat experts who held a workshop on specific acoustic monitoring protocols and acoustic analysis. The workshop aimed to establish a long-term monitoring system that will be used for future conservation planning of endangered bat species in Thailand.

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Dr Jones runs the Indicator Bats Programme (ibats), which is a partnership between the Zoological Society of London and the Bat Conservation Trust. The programme aims to establish standardised bat biodiversity monitoring projects throughout the world to track changes in global biodiversity.

EDGE were thrilled to find out the team planned on using the techniques taught during the workshop to see whether they would be effective in capturing Bumblebee bat calls.

Watch this space for more information on the workshop, and to hear about the amazing results they achieved.

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