Bat Research Society of Latvia (abbr. BRSL) was founded in December 2016 and unites bat researchers and enthusiasts. Our aim is to promote bat research and conservation and educate people on importance of bats.
The administration of BRSL consists of the General Meeting of members, the Board, and the Chairman of the Board. Our Chairman is Gunārs Pētersons, Board members - Viesturs Vintulis and Ilze Brila.
Anyone can become a member of Bat Research Society of Latvia! You can support us by becoming a member or by donating to the Society.
unite existing bat researchers and volunteers, and involve new members into bat research and conservation;
participate in and promote scientific research;
establish and maintain partnership with other NGO’s and scientific institutions in Latvia and abroad;
promote achievements of bat research and species conservation efforts in Latvia;
organize conferences, meetings, and seminars;
publish scientific and educational publications;
give expert’s reports, read lectures, and consult citizens and organizations on bat conservation issues;
to acquire funding for achieving society’s aims and objectives.
You can find the statutes here: BRSL statutes
How to become a member
Any person interested in bats of Latvia, their research and conservation can become a member of Bat Research Society of Latvia. By becoming a member, you will support bat research, educational and outreach projects. Membership does not mean you must take part in any of activities, but you can always participate in active research or outreach project if you wish to.
To become a member, you need to fill out and sign our membership application form and pay a membership fee of 10 euros per year. You can send us a scanned copy or an electronically filled and signed form.
Bat Research Society of Latvia is the only non-governmental organization in Latvia dedicated to bat conservation. By donating to BRSL, you will help us maintain our new webpage, create new leaflets and educational resources as well as organize various events in the future. If you want to donate for a specific cause, please contact us.
You can donate via bank transfer:
Recipient: Latvijas Sikspārņu Pētniecības biedrība
Registration number: 40008259941
Bank: Swedbank, HABALV22
Bat Research Society of Latvia
“Niedrāji”, Glūdas pagasts, Jelgavas novads, LV – 3040
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