The Australasian Bat Society is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote the conservation and study of bats in Australasia. That is Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea all of Melanesia in the south-west Pacific and Wallacea.
The Australasian region is a hot spot for both mega and micro bat diversity. However this region also has one of the highest numbers of species at risk from extinction. Over 30 percent of the world’s endangered and critically endangered bats (IUCN Red List) call Australasia home.
Want to join us?
Anyone with an interest in bats or conservation is welcome to join us. You may also support the ABS by making a donation.
The Australasian Bat Society has recently launched the Australasian Bat Conservation Fund to assist members to promote bat conservation and research in the region.
We are registered under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act 1984 through the NSW Department of Fair Trading.