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Bat Night in Burgas

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20.10.2021
On October 1st we celebrated the Bats Night in Burgas.

The fourth event of the Information Bat Night campaign was held in Burgas in partnership with Biodiversity Foundation, AK “Skalna dusha” and Stanimira Deleva. Invited to join the event were the students from Anton Strashimirov Primary School, Mihail Lakatnik Primary School and Bishop Konstantin Preslavski High School and their parents and everybody who spent the afternoon at Slaveykov sport complex had the opportunity to join.

The event was held on the outdoor climbing wall in sport complex with hosts Alpine club “Skalna dusha”. Stanimira Deleva opened the event and the research games have started. Four teams compete, as all children impressed the audience with ingenuity and quickness, and all participants were awarded with free wall climbing.

Informational banners and bat exhibition providing information about the flying mammals were exposed, and extra stickers, flyers and posters were distributed to the attendees.
At the end of the event remained listening to bats sounds with real bat detector which convert the inaudible sounds of bats into audible ones.

Get involved in the celebration of the information campaign - Bat Night 2021!
In the specialized site for bats you can find information on how to organize the holiday at school or with friends!
 
More for the initiative:
The EUROBATS Secretariat has the initiative for celebrating the event under the Agreement on  the Conservation of Populations of European Bats.
Celebrated for the first time 25 years ago, today the European Bat Night is organized in more than 30 countries, including Bulgaria. USA, The Philippines, Azerbaijan, Israel, Tunisia, Ukraine and Lebanon joined the event for the first time in 2012. Thus the Bat Night became international, exceeding the scale of the “Old continent”, which aims to introduce more people with the unique way of life and great importance of some of the most interesting animals on the planet – the bats. Usually the western countries celebrate the Bat Night in the last weekend of August, but in Bulgaria we are all still on vacation then J, that’s why we wait for the beginning of school year and we unfold the informational campaign of Bat Night after 15th of September.
Green Balkans are a member of the international organization BatLife Europe, with the support by  KFFOE (Austrian Coordination Centre for Bat Conservation and Research).

Natura 2000
Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network for nature conservation. More than 30% of the territory of Bulgaria falls within the scope of the network - 120 areas for the protection of wild birds and 234 areas for the protection of natural habitats.

Bats
33 of all 35 bats species in Europe are to be seen in Bulgaria and they are of key importance for the ecosystems. All of them are protected under the Biodiversity Law  and forest and underground habitats of species are protected zones within the Natura 2000 ecological network.

Contacts:
Polina Hristova - Communication specialist
Mobile  0882508721,  e-mail: phristova@greenbalkans.org

The events organized by Green Balkans for celebrating the International Bat Night are part of the project „Natura 2000 in Bulgaria – New Horizons”: