Bat Night in Assenovgrad

Thanks to Krum Sirakov, “Ustremeni” Tourist Association and the hosts - “Paisii Hilendarski” National Library, the Bat Night was celebrated for the first time in Assenovgrad.

On the 4th of October - the World Animal Day, at 6:00 p.m.  in “Paisii Hilendarski” National Library, Assenovgrad, Krum Sirakov told about the bats by a presentation.

Many citizens and interested young people took part in the event. They were willing to know details about the bat biology as well as the ways to descent into caves and precipices.
Various information materials were distributed there – brochures and stickers.

We would like to thank to those who attended.

This year we celebrate 25 th anniversary on the Bat Night initiative and 30 years of the signing of the Agreement  on the conservation of Population of European Bats.
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.

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.

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