2011, year of the bat and the barn swallow

The Battle for Bats: White Nose Syndrome from Ravenswood Media on Vimeo.

The UNEP Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and The Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (EUROBATS) have joined together to celebrate 2011 as the Year of the Bat. See also here.

In the Netherlands, 2011 is the year of other flying, insect-eating animals as well. It is the Year of the Barn Swallow.

This is a video of a singing barn swallow.

IUCN is welcoming the International Year of Forests – Forests are home to 80% of world’s biodiversity: here.

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