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International Bat Night at Sofia Zoo

International Bat Night at Sofia Zoo

For another year, the Science for Nature Foundation celebrated the International Bat Night at Sofia Zoo. The event took place on October 9 and despite the bad weather, it was a day full of positive emotions and sunny smiles. Young and old had the chance to ask their questions and learn about bats conservation and what to do when meeting them.

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Mark a watering place, we will run water

Mark a watering place, we will run water

Watering places are part of the Bulgarian culture and traditions. In the past the watering places were spots where old and young gathered, the first meetings of lovers were there. Wealthy people donated money for building of watering places. Many of them were used for irrigation of the livestock (cows, goats, etc.). Every watering place has its own story, be it a love story or a memory of a loved one. These days many watering places, which has been a social life center for Bulgarians, are facing destruction. That is why the Science for Nature Foundation had started a campaign...

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Cave guardians

Cave guardians

Caves are one of the key shelters for bats in Bulgaria, but many of them are subject to vandalism. This has a negative impact on bats, because they are extremely sensitive animals and in case of disturbance they leave their shelters. During the winter bats are really helpless, because in Bulgaria they hibernate (they sleep through the winter). In this physiological condition their heart rate slows from over 400 to around 10 beats per minute and their body temperature drops to 0 – 10 °С. For this reason, if they are suddenly awakened, they could not fly and they would...

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International Bat Night at Sofia Zoo

International Bat Night at Sofia Zoo

This year, too, the Science for Nature Foundation celebrated International Bat Night on the territory of Sofia Zoo. The event took place on 10 October and young and old learned interesting facts about bats life, their association with COVID-19 and why they shouldn’t be afraid.

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International Bat Night at the town of Madzharovo

International Bat Night at the town of Madzharovo

This year, too, the Science for Nature Foundation celebrated the International Bat Night with the aim to protect bats and spread knowledge on their important role. The event took place on 6th September at the Eastern Rhodopes Nature Conservation Center in the town of Madzharovo. At the event we put an information stand, where everybody had the opportunity to ask their questions and to take pictures with thematic models, which help spread a good cause. The visitors were informed about the alternative shelters for bats – bat houses, and the chance to take part in placing them on the trees.

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International Bat Night at Devil’s Throat Cave and Yagodinska Cave

International Bat Night at Devil’s Throat Cave and Yagodinska Cave

For another year, Science for Nature Foundation organized the International Bat Night in order to promote the important role of bats in nature and their conservation. The event took place in two caves, Devil’s Throat and Yagodinska Cave – home of some of the largest bat colonies in Bulgaria. On August 22 the event was held in front of the Devil’s Throat Cave, and on August 23 – in front of the Yagodinska Cave. 

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Successful fencing of our trees using Jerusalem thorn

Successful fencing of our trees using Jerusalem thorn

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. 

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Ratio introduced: The Secret Life of Bats

Ratio introduced: The Secret Life of Bats

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.

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