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Call for more bat men and women

Charity needs help to count protected animals

The Manx Bat Group is urgently seeking more volunteers to assist with its programme of counts across the Island.

Every year the charity contributes to a UK– wide bat monitoring project, counting bats as they emerge from their roosts.

The Bat Conservation Trust uses this data to assess the long-term trends, increasing or decreasing, of these protected animals. 

Chair of the Manx Group Nick Pinder says research like this helps keep track of what's happening with bat numbers over here:

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