Supporting the bat conservation in Romania

A project financed by Rufford Small Grant

The purpose of the project was the implication and training of volunteers in bat preotection and the monitorization of 4 bat species in the frame of the Bat Monitoring National Program. The objectives were undertaken the following activities:

  • The organization of 2 workshops for 36 participants, where they were teached elementary knowledge (bat identification, using ultrasound detectors, protection and monitoring methods) in order to participate in the Bat Monitoring National Program.
  • Raising public awareness about human dissturbance on bats.
  • During the project, the our team and the new volunteers cheked underground habitats for 4 targeted species: Greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum), Lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros), Schreiber’s bent-winged bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) and Greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis).