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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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We start bats conservation project funded by the LIFE programme

We start bats conservation project funded by the LIFE programme

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.

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International Waterbird Census 2018

International Waterbird Census 2018

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/).

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For the bats and humans in the mountains

For the bats and humans in the mountains

The members of the Tourist Society “Oylaripi” and the “Science for Nature” Foundation have made specially made information boards for the conservation of bats in the Balkan Mountains. This is part of the activities for the project “For the Bats and the People in the Balkan” related to nature conservation on the tourist route Kom – Emine.

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Wonderful news from our breeding center

Wonderful news from our breeding center

Dear friends, we are very happy to tell you that our 2 pairs of hunting falcons already have 10 eggs. We hope to hatch 10 baby falcons, who with your support to come back home.

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