Year of the Bat 2011-2012markThe Bat Study and Conservation group of Japan

The Bat Study and Conservation group of Japan(BSCJ) was established in 1992 by researchers who were concerned with the conservation of bats. The group initially consisted of 45 members, but we now have 356 members as of December 2010. We are devoted to bat conservation and research.  We hold a bat festival every summer. We issue bat news twice a year and have published two books on bats. We raise money for bat conservation through donation and the sales of postcards and other itemes. We have also created guidelines for Bat Watching.

Anyone interested in bats can join us.


Bat festival 2016 is going to be held at Tengu hightlands in Kochi prefecture on September 10(Sat) and 11(Sun).
BSCJ submitted a request for bat conservation in building wind power plant to the Minister of Environment

@@@ Akaya Project Bat Survey

iBats-Japan Project World-wide bat monitoring project
Cautions for filming bats in the wild. This is a basic guideline for filming wildlife. We hope the media can use this. PDF file(Japanese) is here
Articles from Asahi Shinbun about bats at the new Ishigaki airport site. Sep. 3..2008 (Japanese)
The first half of the articleiPDF, 1002KBjA The last half of the articleiPDF. 287KBj


icon-batBat Conservation Work

  1. Bat walk tour guidelines
  2. Conservation action plan(Japanese)
  3. About the construction of new Ishigaki Airport(Japanese)

icon-batAnnual Bat Festival every summer across the nation

icon-batBat News (once a year)


Marvelous Bat World--why Do They Hang Upside Down? by Dr. Funakoshi, Dr. Fukui, Dr. Kawai and Dr. Yoshiyuki issued on 2007/6/27Details From basic question to ecology and evolution, the book covers every branch of bat knowledge

A Field Guide to the Bats of Japan,by BSCJ

icon-batJoin Us

icon-batThe list of Bat species in Japan

Last updated 2016/06/30

Maintained by Keiko Osawa

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