Amendment To The Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats

Filename: 1995-Amendment-1991-ConservationBatsEurope.EN.txt

First Amendment to the Agreement on the Conservation of Bats in Europe

SRC:, 20040526

Resolution confirming the Amendment of the scope of the Agreement

RECOGNIZING the need for conservation measures to protect all species of Microchiroptera in Europe;

ACKNOWLEDGING the omission of European Molossidae species from the original Agreement;

REFERRING to the decision of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of the Migratory Species of Wild Animals, held in Nairobi between 7-11 June 1994, to add the European Free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis) to its Appendix II,


1. To incorporate the family Molossidae within the scope of the Agreement.

2. To replace the words "CHIROPTERA (Rhinolophidae and Vespertilionidae)" where they appear in the preamble to the Agreement with the words "MICROCHIROPTERA (Molossidae, Rhinolophidae and Vespertilionidae)".

3. To replace Article I(b) with:

"(b) "Bats" means European populations of Microchiroptera (Molossidae, Rhinolophidae and Vespertilionidae) occurring in Europe and non-European Range States".