Due to the increased interest for bats in Norway NIFF was founded during May 1997. The objectives of NIFF are to:

  1. map and monitor bats,

  2. work with measures to protect bats and their environment,

  3. distribute information on bats to the public and management authorities

Today NIFF contain around 207 members and 7 regional bat groups. The members have a wide background, and include school  children. teachers, house owners, management, librarians, translators, students and scientists. We publish a bulletin named Gudnjoloddi which is published biannual between seasons (spring and fall) and a newsletter named Leğrblaka. Several bat groups have their own internal newsletters.

Do you wish to join us or give us bat observations made in one of the Nordic countries, please do not hesitate to contact us.




18 January 2011: Updating our home pages
These home pages are being upgraded, so some links may be default or inaccurate.

Last updated documents:
19 April 2016 (news)
3 November 2013 (general lay-out)
18 January 2011 (international)

Main page and menue are always updated. The International Bat Catalogue is continously updated and therefore not included on the update list above. The list above only include the past three months and/or last 10 updates.

Our English web pages are contructed for people living outside the Nordic countries, and are thus not purely a translation of our Norwegian pages. Therefore, they may be different in both contents and layout. If a link is made to a Norwegian speaking web page, there is not necessarily an English alternative.

Our home pages are made despite the lack of support of the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management.