Bat experts gather for international conference in Prague

Around 500 bat experts from around the world are gathering in Prague for the 15th International Bat Research Conference, which gets underway in the Czech capital on Monday. The first such meeting was held in Prague in 1968, though it was marred by the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops. Accompanying the conference will be the launch of a new publication mapping the bat populations of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and the broadcasting of a documentary made in collaboration with Czech Television.

Author: Ian Willoughby