Want to know more about bat ecology and conservation?

The South West Integrated Flora & Fauna Team (SWIFFT) runs a regular series of talks related to threatened species and communities. Meetings are conducted by video conference from various venues see this link: http://bird.net.au/bird/index.php?title=SWIFFT_meetings  The next video conference starts at 9.45am Thursday 26 July 2012. If you cannot attend the presentations a summary is put on the above website at a later date.

Insectivorous bats of Victoria and south-eastern South Australia; bat ecology, conservation status and threats – Dr Lindy Lumsden, Senior Scientist, Wildlife Ecology, Dept. of Sustainability and Environment, Arthur Rylah Institute, Heidelberg. (30 min) presenting from Nicholson Street, Melbourne.

Southern Bent-wing Bat habitat, population decline and threats – Steve Bourne, formerly DENR South Australia, currently Director of Planning and Environment, Naracoorte – Lucindale Council. (20 min) presenting from Mt Gambier, South Australia.

Southern Bent-wing Bat research at Naracoorte Caves – Kristen Lear, US Fulbright Post Grad. with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources South Australia., in partnership with the University of Melbourne. (20 min) presenting from Mt Gambier, South Australia.

Southern Bent-wing Bat and windfarms – overview of impacts, threat assessment and monitoring – Mark Venosta, Biosis Research. (20 min) presenting from Nicholson Street, Melbourne.

The speaker will be followed by an open discussion session which finishes at 12.30.The contact details to book in at a venue are on the website.

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