Who we are

Professional biologists of Bat rehabilitation centre concerned with surveying and protecting bats in Ukraine for nearly 20 years.

Here you will be able to learn more about many our nature conservation activities and research projects.

Our bat specialists

Антон Влащенко

Anton Vlaschenko

Director, Research Programs

Co-founder of Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center.

Ph.D in Ecology, member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Protection of bats at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, graduated from Kharkiv National University in the 2003.

From the first year of his education in university Anton has being concerned with bat researches, his thesis to bachelor’s and master’s degree were devoted to surveying of bats in Kharkiv city and Kharkiv region.  Author and co-author of near 50 scientific papers on bat fauna and ecology.

The field of scientific interests is studying of bat distribution and ecology and practice conservation of habitats important of bat survival. Profile on ResearchGate

Альона Прилуцька (Гукасова)

Alona Prylutska

Director, Conservation & Outreach Programs

Co-founder of Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center.
Ph.D in Zoology (PhD thesis, 2015). Alona is fond of bats since 2007. In the 2009 she had finished the Kharkiv National University as a bachelor, and in the 2011 Alona graduated (MSc) from the biological department of the Saint-Petersburg State University (Russia). From the 2012 till now Alona has been lecturer and scientific researcher of the Kharkiv Zoo. Alona is very passionate about developing bat-friendly contry.

Scientific interests: ecology and monitoring of bats in the wild, rehabilitation of bats in the city, bat’s acoustics. Profile on ResearchGate

“For many people, when bats are mentioned their first reaction is “can it bite me?” or “they are hosts of rabbies”. I am determined to change this view, since they play huge role in ecosystem services (both forest and agriculture). There is very much more to them than just the night creatures. “

Anastasia Domanska

Graduated from Kharkiv State Zooveterinary Academy. She is interested in bat treatment since 2018 and has beautiful results – a lot of operations. Now she is the only bat vet in Ukraine, and we receive bats for treatment from all around the country and give them second chance to survive.

Віталій Гуков

Vitalii Hukov

Manager, bat rehabilitator
He is PhD student of V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, School of biology. He lead construction and instalation of bat boxes in Kharkiv region.

Our friends and volunteers

Maryna Yerofeeva

Manager, bat rehabilitator

She is student of V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, School of biology.

Ксенія Кравченко

Kseniya Kravchenko

Master of Science (MSc) in Ecology and Biodiversity. In 2011 Kseniia Kravchenko graduated from Kharkiv National University and then continued her studies at Wroclaw University (Wroclaw, Poland). Currently, she is a PhD student at Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Berlin, Germany).

Scientific interests: bat migration in Eastern Europe, adaptation to urban landscapes, breeding strategies of migratory and sedentary bat species, treatment and conservation of bats, bat’s acoustics.

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