International Bat Appreciation Day on April 17

Today is International Bat Appreciation Day. It was founded in USA by the Bat Conservation International.April 17 is a chance to show our flying and mostly nocturnal friends some love. This day is designed to draw public attention to the problems of bat protection, debunk the myths associated with them and emphasize their important role…

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Bat Release Fest 2021, 4 of April

The Bat Release Fest 2021 is coming soon! ⠀ On April 4, 2021 we will relese to the wild 1,000 bats, which were rescued by specialists and volunteers of the Bat Rehabilitation Center this winter. Join this unique event ! All you need: ✔️ have a mask and gloves; ✔️to arrive at Feldman Ecopark on…

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Bat souvenirs Shop

Here you can buy our unique souvenirs with Ukrainian bats. Please write on e-mail bat.kharkov@gmail.com and we can send it to you. You can make payment via Transferwise or support us on Patreon All funds will be used for our live bats at Bat Rehabilitation Center in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Now we have 2500 bats who…

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Bats killed by the frost

An example of human cruelty. Bats were thrown from a high-rise building into the street in the frost (at 15 degrees below Zero)!First in Kherson city (Southern Ukraine) our volunteer rescued them but it was too late, 16 noctules, all died. The next day – in Ivano- Frankivsk city (Westen Ukraine) @mariana_raryk rescued bats in…

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Bats – not rubbish!

On December 27, 680 bats were rescued from the trash can in Zaporizhia city! They were thrown into the trash can by people. Finally, the bats were taken to Kharkiv (our Bat Rehab Center) on January, 3. This became possible thanks to volunteers Marina and Maksym Fesenko, who then collected them from the trash can…

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We rescue bats 24/7

Now in nature bats have already begun hibernation, but very often as roosts they choose our high-rises buildings, because they look like rocks, caves with cracks. Because of this neighborhood bats suffer from humans. From the very beginning of December, the Bat Rehabilitation Center receives rescued bats found during the repair / replacement of windows…

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100 bats got stuck at office in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Close your office windows during weekends!We rescued 100 bats of two species (Nyctalus noctula and Eptesicus serotinus) from one of the offices in Kharkiv city center.People left the window frame open for one-week period and bats got stuck in such a trap.It is bat migration period now, so they tried to find day roosts but…

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Bat-Collider – new facilities (aviary) for bat research in Ukraine

Our specially designed aviary, named the “Bat Collider” after the great particle accelerators whose shape it mimics, is used for both rehabilitation and study. Taking the shape of a 2x2m roofed, circular mesh tunnel a full 20m in diameter and 62.8m in circumference the Bat Collider is located in an oak forest on the grounds…

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FACTS ABOUT BATS AND COVID-19

As efforts are stepping up around the world to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there have been numerous reports that various communities and governmental authorities in several regions of the world have been culling bats in a misplaced effort to combat the disease. Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European…

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