Published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and EUROBATS.
1991-2006. EUROBATS celebrates its 15 th anniversary.
EUROBATS Publication Series, No 1
UNEP / EUROBATS Secretariat, Bonn, Germany. 116 pages.
Produced by UNEP / EUROBATS
Coordinator Dessislava Krueger, EUROBATS Secretariat
Editors Max Jones, Olive Classen, Dessislava Krueger
Design Karina Waedt
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Image on the cover: Myotis bechsteinii © NABU/Klaus Bogon; image on the next page: Rhinolophus
ferrumequinum, Bulgaria, Western Rhodopes Mt., Yubileina cave, November 2004 © Boyan Petrov