The German Bat Observatory is a working group of bat experts active throughout Germany, which has set itself the task of developing and communicating specialist information for bat protection and bat research. We want to support and promote sustainable, application-oriented and evidence-based bat conservation. We consider ourselves independent and not committed to any political, religious or commercial institution. We pay special attention to networking and cooperation with various scientific and conservation institutions. Furthermore, we would like to promote and support voluntary nature conservation work and leisure research in particular.

What we offer:

  • Scientific advice, planning and assistance in applying for voluntary projects (e.g. monitoring)
  • Mediation and communication between bat conservationists, scientific institutions, state authorities, clubs and associations – we are nationally and internationally networked
  • Content support for meetings and conferences
  • Technical comments on bat surveys, press releases, guidelines
  • Conception and implementation of research projects, assistance in finding cooperation partners
  • Education and tutorial events on specific topics (e.g. recording methods, evaluation and publication)
  • Help with publications (scientific articles, press releases, web articles)
  • and much more…