About the Alberta Bat Action Team: Conserving bats in Alberta
The Alberta Bat Action Team (ABAT) is a working group of enthusiastic people with a common goal of improving bat conservation and management within Alberta. ABAT is forging ahead with innovative programs aimed at conservation and management of bat species that reside in or migrate through the province.
ABAT has strong representation from:
- Consulting companies
- The public
All members have previous experience with bats and a passion for improving our understanding and management of the nine species that occur in the province.
ABAT and the Western Canada Bat Network
ABAT is a founding member of the Western Canada Bat Network (WCBN – formerly called the Western Canadian Bat Working Group) a group of bat professionals, students and enthusiasts from across Western Canada organized under the Western Bat Working Group (WBWG).
The WBWG is a partner in the Coalition of North American Bat Working Groups and a registered non-profit organization comprising agencies, organizations and individuals interested in bat research, management and conservation.
The Western Bat Working Group, the Western Canada Bat Network and the Alberta Bat Action Team represent a hierarchy of working groups, each facilitating communication about bat conservation, research and management on different geographic scales.