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Holy bats! Not only are conferences returning to the city, but this one hones in on a specific creature that you either love or hate. 

The Western Bat Working Group is making its way to Victoria this week to share insightful information when it comes to the science behind these flying mammals.

Taking place at the Hotel Grand Pacific from Tuesday, April 18th to Friday, April 21st, this year’s workshop will discuss international bat conservation practices. This is a unique change from previous conferences as it is the first time it will be held in Canada.

Guests can register for the entire event for $12.24 where they will be able to learn from bat biologists, researchers, managers and students. 

This year the conference will explore the following discussion topics:

  • Across-border conservation issues
  • Migratory bat conservation issues
  • Wind energy impacts/mitigation/issues
  • What tools and talents our membership can use to address conservation throughout much of North America
  • Population/migration monitoring and data sharing
  • How can WBWG be a voice and leverage our membership to address conservation at local and broad scales

For those planning on attending the special in-person event the conference schedule can be found here.

Bats Across Borders 

  • Where: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
  • When: Tuesday, April 18th to Friday, April 21st