About the EUROBATS Secretariat
The EUROBATS Secretariat was established by the First Session of the Meeting of Parties in 1995. It started working in Bonn, Germany in 1996 and is co-located with the Secretariat of the Bonn Convention and other environment and development-related United Nations institutions at the UN Campus in Bonn.
Its particular functions are to:
· exchange information and co-ordinate international research and monitoring initiatives;
· arrange the Meetings of the Parties and the Advisory and Standing Committee meetings;
· stimulate proposals for improving the effectiveness of the Agreement, and attract more countries to participate in and join the Agreement;
stimulate public awareness of the threats to European bat species and what can be done at all levels to prevent their numbers dwindling further.