Cleaning churches by the Ukranian partner
Within the framework of the Bat4Man project “Raising environmental awareness in local communities by joint conservation of bats in cross-border regions of Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, and Ukraine”. Ukrainian partner carried out 8 cleanings of attics of sacred buildings in Transcarpathia.
Onokivtsi church was cleaned about a ton of guano, in Zolotarevo about 1.5. The temples to be cleaned were identified by expert chiropterologists during a 2020 study of the biodiversity of attics and towers of temples in Transcarpathia.
Such cleaning of attics and temple towers and installation of bat boxes with pallets in attics have an important purpose: to change the attitude of parish communities to bats, and they should also be an example for all other parishes whose communities should take care of each of their temples.