Night of the Bats - Balkanets village

Night of the Bats - Balkanets village

The last stop of our Campaign: International Bat Night 2022. was in the village of Balkanets, municipality Troyan.

The purpose of the event was to familiarize the attendees with the species of bats that are found around the world and in particular in Bulgaria, with their biology, to dispel several myths related to bats, to provoke discussion and curiosity to show how important their role actually is .

The event was also attended by colleagues from the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Center, who presented a project: "Life for Falcons" (LIFE20 NAT/BG/001162) together with the tawny owl Chara, the little owl Blaga, the common buzzard Misho and the kestrel Vladko. Birds with permanent disabilities who help us during our performances.

Green Balkans is a member of the international organization BatLife Europe, with the support of the KFFOE (Austrian Coordination Center for Bat Conservation and Research).

More information:
About bats:

There are 33 species of bats in Bulgaria, all of them are protected by the Biodiversity Act, and their refuges are protected within the Natura 2000 ecological network.

About Natura 2000:
Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network for nature conservation. More than 30% of Bulgaria's territory is covered by the network - 120 protected areas for the protection of wild birds and 234 protected areas for the protection of natural habitats.

We sincerely thank our friends from Guest House and Horse Base Alfa-Daniel, Balkanets village, Troyan for the warm welcome and hospitality!

The Green Balkans events to celebrate the International Night of Bats are held within the framework of the project "Natura 2000 in Bulgaria - New Horizons".

Polya Toncheva - Green Balkans
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The "Securing the recovery of the endangered Saker Falcon in Bulgaria and Southern Romania" (LIFE20 NAT/BG/001162)  project is of 5 years duration and has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union.