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International Bat Night at Devil’s Throat Cave

International Bat Night at Devil’s Throat Cave

On August 20 and 21, we thematically celebrated the International Bat Night in front of one of the most important bat shelters in the Balkans – the Devil’s Throat cave. In winter, it is home to about 40,000 bats, and in the summer some of them stay to raise their young. We were able to tell visitors more about the life of these interesting flying mammals, and we’ll use the funds collected from the donation stand for their conservation and improvement of their habitats.

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And this year successfully protected important bat shelters

And this year successfully protected important bat shelters

The 2022 summer conservation has been successfully completed and thanks to the volunteers who joined our initiative, we have been able to provide security for mother bats and their young. Important colonies in the territories of Kresna and Ognyanovo were visited. We managed to introduce tourists, locals and volunteers to this important period for bats and also to tell them interesting facts. 

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Guarding of important bat colonies

Guarding of important bat colonies

From 15th of may to 30th June is one of the most important periods of the female bat’s life. This is the moment when their young are born. Until the cubs grow up and become independent, they are completely dependent on their mothers. During this period they are very vulnerable, and their shelters are often vandalized. For this reason, the Science of Nature Foundation, together with volunteers, will again visit some of the most important bat shelters. The guarding will be held in the region of Kresna and Ognyanovo as the volunteers and all tourists met will be told about...

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Day of Natura 2000 and Bats

Day of Natura 2000 and Bats

On May 21 the team of Science for Nature celebrated the European Natura 2000 Day and Bats in the Sofia Zoo. The event was welcomed by young and old, who managed to ask their questions and to learn many interesting facts. The youngest ones took part in the game Mysteries of the Browny bat, through which they learned interesting facts about flying mammals. We thank the Sofia Zoo for their hospitality and assistance in organizing this event. We also thank all the visitors for making our day even sunnier and full of smiles.

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Asenovgrad hills

Asenovgrad hills

The “Life under one roof” project team took part in the Asenovgrad hills sports festival. The wild race was aimed at those who love mountain running and cycling and was a holiday for people who feel connected to the mountains and love to spend time in nature. On 07.05.2022 many local people and guests of the city managed to visit our information stand, where they got acquainted with the interesting life of bats and received information brochures with more useful information about flying mammals. The little curious ones took part in The Mysteries of the Brown Bat game, where they...

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Joint training with students from Charles University

Joint training with students from Charles University

The team of the Science for Nature Foundation welcomed students from Charles University, Czech Republic. On the 1st and 2nd of May we conducted a joint training with the students, and our team took part mainly in the training for bats – species diversity, biology, ecology, threats and conservation. The students learned about the projects “Life under one roof” and “Of bats and men” and the activities carried out on it. The students also conducted research in other Balkan countries – Northern Macedonia, Albania, Greece, etc.

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Bat Festival in the municipalities of Tundzha and Svilengrad

Bat Festival in the municipalities of Tundzha and Svilengrad

The “Life under one roof” project team participated in the two-day festival “Bat night”, which was held on 16 – 17.04.2022. The event was organized by “Clеver Solutions” Ltd.in the municipalities of Tundzha and Svilengrad and is part of the information activities on the projects “Habitat Sakar” and “Habitat Tundzha”. An exhibition of photographs by Science for Nature Association and herpetologist Georgi Popgeorgiev was opened during the festival. The theme of the exhibition was “To protect our common home”, which included photographs of the local beautiful nature, as well as interesting facts and threats to its wild inhabitants. The connection...

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Interactive map of the watering places from the competition

Interactive map of the watering places from the competition

After the first competition “Watering place with history” and all the euphoria surrounding the event, we decided to share our inspiration with you and show the works of the participants. For this, we made a map on which the stories about the watering places, through which students from different parts of the country participated in the competition, were noted. Through these stories, we were able to learn about many interesting places, as well as stories, beliefs related to the watering places and Bulgarian history and culture. We share the map with you and the art created by these children. We...

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The winter guarding for 2022 has been successfully completed

The winter guarding for 2022 has been successfully completed

Over the last four weekends, thanks to our volunteers, we were able to visit key winter shelters of important colonies in the municipalities of Asenovgrad and Peshtera. Тhe caves and the beautiful nature around them are attractive and they are often visited by people.

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Cave guarding

Cave guarding

During the cold months bats fall into a unique physiological state called hibernation. Their heart rate and breathing decrease, excretory processes and movements are minimal and their body temperature drops. That’s how they survive the period when there is no food.

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Winners from “Watering place with history” competition

Winners from “Watering place with history” competition

Totally we got 401 drawings and 146 stories! That is what students from all parts of Bulgaria and Bulgarian schools abroad sent to us for the first edition of the Watering place with history competition. We want to sincerely thank all the participants and their teachers for the great interest, the efforts and mostly – for the wonderful works all of you shared with us! When we started the competition, we did not expect that we would get so many quality creations. In recent weeks in the Science for Nature Foundation’s office that was the main topic of conversation. We...

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