Launch of Chirovox – the open-access bat call library

January 13, 2022

GBatNet is happy to announce our partnership with the newly launched open-access bat call library, Chirovox! This was a project originally stared within our member network SEABCRU and involves long-standing collaborations between Hungarian, American, and Taiwanese scientists. We hope that more will join us as we continue to build the largest active, open-access bat call …

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IBRC Pre-Registration

November 17, 2021

The pre-registration for international attendees who need a visa to enter the US for the 19th International Bat Research Conference on/50th North American Society for Bat Research on 7 -12 August 2022 in Austin, Texas (US) is now open. Please see the instructions on the IBRC website. This system should ONLY be used by attendees that …

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Chirovox – the bat call library

Unlike most birds and frogs that use audible sounds, bats usually make high pitched calls that are beyond the hearing range of humans. Bat detectors provide great opportunities to nature lovers and scientists to understand secret life of bats by eavesdropping on their sounds. To date, the widespread application of bioacoustics to observe bats is …

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19th International Bat Research Conference

The joint in-person meeting of the 19th International Bat Research Conference (IBRC) and the 50th Annual Symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research (NASBR) will be held on 7 to 12 August 2022 in Austin, Texas, USA. The purpose of this 5-day professional joint meeting is to share recent advances in bat research …

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Bat Hunting and Exploitation Observation Data Portal

Bats are hunted or exploited globally for a variety of reasons: as food, as medicine, as souvenirs, for sport, and more. In order to understand this phenomenon and how it impacts the persistence of bat populations globally, we at GBatNet are calling upon the experiences of our global community to report observations of bat exploitation …

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