For our project “Of Bats and Men”, financed by the Disney Conservation Fund, we have finished planting fruit trees in several places in the Eastern Rhodope mountains during the month of december. On 20th January, we used thorns to fence the trees - an extremely simple, and yet maximally effective method of protection.
For our project “Of Bats and Men”, financed by the Disney Conservation Fund, this month we planted fruit trees in several places in the Eastern Rhodope mountains.
Bats are one of the most interesting groups of mammals with their incredible ability to fly perhaps even better than a large portion of birds, and navigate using echolocation even in complete darkness. At the moment bats are having their winter sleep, but that doesn’t stop us from gathering for a drink after dark, in order to understand a bit more about them.
Science for Nature Foundation is the associated beneficiary in project LIFE17 NAT/BG/000602: LIFE UNDER ONE ROOF. The full name of the project is “Bats and men – sharing LIFE under one roof”. It was approved in the beginning of 2018 and will be financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union. It starts in August 2018 and will continue to July 2023.
On the 13th and 14th of January 2018, the 52nd International Waterbird Census (IWC) took placе. This is an initiative of Wetlands International, which covers more than 25,000 locations in more than 100 countries. The data is collected in an international database (http://wpe.wetlands.org/).
At the end of 2017 the first stage of the activities of the Science for Nature Foundation under the project “MONITORING OF THE BIODIVERSITY IN CENTRAL BALKAN” was completed.
Saker falcon (Falco cherrug) is extremely rare bird, which does not nest in Bulgaria, but can only be seen during migration and wintering.
Over the last decades, after prolonged periods of drought and hot airwaves, massive forest drying has occurred in many countries.
Semicollared flycatcher spends the winter in Africa, but returning back to the Bulgarian lands in the spring.
“What is good for biodiversity is good for the mankind.” The year is in the beginning, but the successes in the Bulgarian nature conservation are like a flood:
In June 2017, experts from the Science for Nature Foundation and the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research conducted a study of the European souslik (Spermophilus citellus) in the nature parks – Vitosha, Bulgarka, Vrachanski Balkan and Sinite Kamani.