Monaco hosts Bat Conservation group meeting

Monaco is this week hosting the 8th meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Bats in Europe (EUROBATS).

EUROBATS - © Directorate of Communication / Stéphane Danna
EUROBATS – © Directorate of Communication / Stéphane Danna

This Agreement was established in 1991 under the auspices of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), because of the alarming state of the bat population in Europe.

The Principality of Monaco has been a party to this Agreement since 1999, due to the local presence of many species of bat, such as the Cestoni’s Molossus or the common Pipistrelle.

The main objective of this Agreement is to provide a framework for states to cooperate towards a common goal: the conservation of bats throughout Europe.

On Sunday, October 7th, the experts present at the meeting visited the Exotic Garden of the cave and the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology.

The hosting of this meeting should enable the Principality, on the one hand, to reinforce its commitment within the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and on the other hand to promote its actions on the national plan for terrestrial biodiversity.

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