Threats and legislation

Legislative protection of bats is regulated by the Law No 543/2002 Coll. on nature and landscape protection and Regulation of the Ministry of Environment No 24/2003 Coll., as well as the Habitat Directive (92/43/EHS). In Slovakia there are designated Sites of Community Interest for bat protection and in particular two special areas, where the bats are main subject of protection -  Dubnické mines and Bradlo. Particular bat species are inserted also in Annexes of some international conventions and Slovakia is obliged to secure protection of bats (e.g. EUROBATS).

Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats