Bat4Man project

The project that

raises environmental awareness of bats in local communities by joint conservation in cross border regions of Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine

 

 

About batsAbout us
How all has been started?

4 countries 4 actions

4 will

Bats in danger

This project was born due to a negative attitude of a large group of local people in the Cross Border area toward bats. This can lead to the degradation of the natural sources, overturning the sustainability of the ecosystem in the targeted territories of Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine.

key elements of the ecosystem

Bats are key element of the ecosystem since they are directly responsible to the agricultural pest control (consuming insects). Due to the myths and fairy tales created by people, bats become subjects of prejudices. The extinction even of one bat species will provide enormous ecological losses and a wide scale of ecosystem collapse.

 

Who are behind the scences?

The Econsult Association

The lead partner of the project

BirdLife Hungary

Hungarian Project partner

Slovak Bat Conservation Society

The Slovakian Project partner

Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies

The Ukranian Project Partner

What we do

Our Aims

support cross border actions

support the sustainable use of the environment in cross border regions of Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine

Support joint protection of bats

joint protection of bats in the frame of active conservation actions.

Inform local communities

by supporting public awareness campaign

Good practices

imparting good practices for local communities.

 

What Drives Us

Activities:

This project will focus on the protection of bats in the targeted region, by concrete

conservation actions like:

  • proper assessment of the endangered bat populations,
  • making alternative shelters of bat colonies (bat boxes, warning chambers),

Also will focus on the protection of cultural values like protection of the religious objects in churches (cleaning the churches from bat guano).

Public aware actions will be implemented like: a mobile exhibition, common workshops of bat box preparation with locals, a documentary movie dedicated to bats.

Get Involved

In the case you are interested on our project, you can join as a volunteer. Please send us a message and we will get in touch with you soon in order to discuss about tyhe details.

Upcoming Events

June: Development of educational Materials

The project partners develop a common educational material that will be used in educational campaign.

August- Zoom Meeting of Partners

Each partner is going to prepare its activity on the field.

July - September: field works and environmental education

Each partner is going to prepare its activity on the field.

please do not harm them

Bat species in your souround

great mouse-eared bat

Foto @ Boldogh Sándor

lesser horseshoe bat

Foto @ Boldogh Sándor

Grey long-eared Bat

Foto @ Boldogh Sándor

Geoffroy's bat

Foto @ Denisa Lobbova

The future

Our expected results

How you will find out if we succeed?

The results will be disseminated by printing materials (guideline and workbook for children), by webpage and social media (FB) and by warning panels.

 

What are the final results?

Our target groups – priest, eparchies, church administrators, NGOs, local people – will be aware about the importance of bats and their conservation.

 

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