The 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
Bat Conservation Work
Annual Bat Festival every summer across the nation
Bat 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 2007/6/27¨Details 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
The list of Bat species in Japan
Maintained by Keiko Osawa