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.
Paleontologists seek the ancestors that could explain how bats became the only flying mammals. Listen carefully on a quiet summer night and you might hear them. Even if you don’t see a bat’s frantically fluttering form, you might catch its high-pitched chirp as it searches the night for dinner. You’re probably hearing a little brown bat, a common insect-eater found throughout North America, but it is just one of more than a thousand species of bat ranging from the one-inch-long Kitti’s hog-nosed bat to the enormous, three-pound giant golden-crowned flying fox.
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.
За някои вълкът е като сърна, която яде месо – приспособимо животно, способно да живее спокойно заедно с хората. За други това е демонична машина за убиване, която вреди на фермерите. Вълкът е във възход в Европа. Тази зима най-накрая се завърна в Белгия – последната централноевропейска страна, в която доскоро липсва заради десетилетия на преследване и избиване. След преминаването на Алпите от Италия във Франция през 1992 г. и от Полша в Германия в началото на този век, вълкът се е промъкнал в гъсто населени територия, където хората нямат спомен за съвместен живот с хищницика. Експерти твърдят, че популацията...
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.
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. Interesting is the background story of the project. In 2015, activists of Oylaripi TD repaired the emblematic shelter “Karaivanovo Hortishte” in Stara Planina, located at a key point along the Kom – Emine route. It has been abandoned and unusable in recent...