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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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Summer tent camp

Summer tent camp

Dear friends, The “Plamnina” Foundation and “Science for Nature” Foundation are happy to announce our joint summer tent camp for children and students in the city of Madzharovo! An exciting adventure awaits us in the wild Eastern Rhodopes, which will reveal to us the secrets of camping under the open sky, the beauty of the Rhodopes, the world of bats and vultures and the magical power of water! Get ready for vultures feeding and bats watching, biodiversity and mountaineering training, hiking, fishing and kayaking, creativity and lots of new friends!

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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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Eastern Rhodopes’ Racing 2021

Eastern Rhodopes’ Racing 2021

We successfully held the first dog friendly mountain running competition in Bulgaria. The ultramarathon took place on October 23rd in the mountain hills of Eastern Rhodopes, which welcomed 42 runners and 7 four-legged friends.

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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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