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Summaries of conducted projects

Please find here a list with summaries of finalised projects conducted under the EUROBATS Projects Initiative.

Albania


Austria


Belarus

  
 

The project was conducted by the Habitat Foundation, Netherlands, in collaboration with APB BirdLife Belarus and the National Academy of Science of Belarus. It was funded by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Direction des Eaux et Forêts, Service de la Conservation de la Nature).  One of the follow-up activities of the workshop and seminar was the production of a booklet about bats and forestry, written in Russian.


Bulgaria

  
 

Funded by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, the project was conducted by Dipl. Biol. Daniela Schmieder and Dipl. Biol. Ivailo M. Borissov from the Max Planck Instititude for Ornithology - Sensory Ecology Group, together with project partner Eng. Milko Belberov from the Rusenski Lom Nature Park. The workshop took place from 11 - 14 September 2012 and was 



  
 
Project was implemented in 2015 by the "Green Balkans"  Federation of Nature Conservation NGOs. The project funds were used to secure the implementation of educational and information activities aimed at promoting bats, their conservation significance, and the need for their preservation in Bulgaria with outstanding results for public awareness.

Croatia

  
 

Funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Administration de la nature et des forêts. Patron: State Institute for Nature Protection, Croatia. Organisers: Croatian Biospeleological Society and Vincent Wildlife Trust, BatLife Europe partners. Supported by: Krka National Park, Geonatura Ltd., Croatian Electricity Company (Miljacka Powerplant). The aim of the workshop was to draw together best practice in the latest inventory, monitoring and trend analysis techniques to build capacity in the region.


Cyprus


Germany



Greece


Hungary

  
 

Funded by Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg and the EUROBATS Secretariat, the project was accomplished by members of Kharkov Bat Group. In July 2014 international team of bat researchers from Ukraine and Hungary surveyed bats in Bükk Mountains, the Bükk National Park (Hungary), with special focus of N. lasiopterus. The radio-telemetry field training was conducted as well. 




Italy


  
 

The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (Administration de la nature et des forêts).  The project foresees an extensive bat survey on Sardinia in order to collect data on different aspects of ecology, biology and conservation of Plecotus sardus


Jordan


Lebanon

  
 

Funded by the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Protection of  Land and Sea and conducted by  PhD. Mounir Abi-Said,  the survey allowed to gather the information on the species present in the country and about some threats that they face. A part of funds was used to train young student volunteers how to study and monitor bats.


Macedonia, FYR

  
 

Funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA, UK) the project was conducted by the Bat Study Group (BSG) of Bird Protection Macedonia (BPM) to teach the BSG and other NGO members on bat biology and bat conservation in the field. The aim was to strengthen the national capacity for bat research and to establish a network of trained bat workers. 


Moldova

  
 

Funded by the Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Administration de la nature et des forêts, this project was coordinated by the WiSDOM association and focused on updating information on several bat species and sites of concern. Three expeditions to Saharna and Bycioc limestone mines and Tiganca bat reserve were organised between December 2013 and March 2014. 


Romania



Russian Federation

  
 

Funded by Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg and the EUROBATS Secretariat, the project was accomplished by members of Kharkov Bat Group. In July 2014 international team of bat researchers from Ukraine and Hungary surveyed bats in Bükk Mountains, the Bükk National Park (Hungary), with special focus of N. lasiopterus. The radio-telemetry field training was conducted as well. 



Tunisia


Ukraine


  
 

Funded by Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Administration de la nature et des forêts and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety the project was implemented by Kharkov Bat Group.  The aims of the project were to distribute bat-friendly information in the media of Kharkov region, to start up regular bat rehabilitation work and to teach young generation about bats. 


  
 

Funded by Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg and the EUROBATS Secretariat, the project was accomplished by members of Kharkov Bat Group. In July 2014 international team of bat researchers from Ukraine and Hungary surveyed bats in Bükk Mountains, the Bükk National Park (Hungary), with special focus of N. lasiopterus. The radio-telemetry field training was conducted as well. 


  
 

Four field expeditions to Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey and Romania were undertaken under the project in June-October 2014. 21 localities were inspected, 29 mist-netting nights were carried out and 880 individuals of 25 bat species were captured. Altogether we collected 382 fur samples and passed them to the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research for stable hydrogen analysis . 15 bat researchers and students were involved in the field work during the project.


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