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Bats (EN)


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Ireland boasts significant numbers of Lesser Horseshoe Bats particularly in the Iveragh Peninsula. A number of derelict buildings have been purchased and are maintained as Bat Habitats for both hibernation and as nursery sites. The Lesser Horseshoe Bat has all, but become extinct in many areas of Europe with Poland alone showing a decline of almost 90% in its species numbers. There are significant numbers of Lesser Horseshoe Bats in this area of the peninsula.

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