The Australasian Bat Society Inc (ABS) is the peak body promoting bat conservation in the Australasian region, that is Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea all of Melanesia in the south-west Pacific and Wallacea.
The Australasian region is a hot spot for both mega and micro bat diversity. However this region also has one of the highest numbers of species at risk from extinction. Over 30 percent of the world’s endangered and critically endangered bats (IUCN Red List) call Australasia home.
The primary aim of the ABS is to promote the conservation of bats and their habitats through the advancement of quality science and the extensive experience of our members. We recognise the intrinsic value of all bat species as well as their place in this region's natural heritage and the key ecological roles they play in our natural environment.
Want to join us?
ABS membership is wide-ranging and includes research scientists, natural resource managers, ecological consultants, educators, students, wildlife carers and members of the general public; however, anyone with an interest in bats or conservation is welcome to join our society!
You may also support the ABS by making a donation.
The Australasian Bat Society has recently launched the Australasian Bat Conservation Fund to assist members to promote bat conservation and research in the region.
The Australasian Bat Society is a not-for-profit organisation, registered under the Australian NSW Associations Incorporation Act 1984 through the NSW Department of Fair Trading.