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German bat conference 2018

Workers of Bat Rehab Center Feldman Ecopark (Anton Vlaschenko, Victor Kovalovov, Ihor Tovstukha) and volunteer of Center (Kseniia Kravchenko) took a part in German conference, devoted to study of bats (Deutsches Treffen fur Fledermausforschung). This conference took place from 12 to 14 January 2018 at Youth Education Center “Blossin” near Berlin. Workers of Center presented…


More than 600 bats were handed over to Bat Rehabilitation Center from Poltava region

On 20 of December 637 bats were handed over to our Bat Rehabilitation Center from Karlivka (Poltava region). These bats were hibernating in crevices in a local school when they were found. It happened during replacing old windows. Fortunately, a chemistry teacher and pupils were not indifferent and rescued bats over several days. Totally, they…


Our bat specialists took part in two international conferences

Recently, members of Bat Rehab Center (Olena Rodenko and Anastasiia Domanskaia) took a part in Polish National Chiropterological Conference. It was held on November, 18-19, at picturesque surroundings of Wieżyca Hill, near Gdansk, Poland. Generally, Conference was devoted to modern issues in bat conservation and monitoring in Poland. Our participants had one speech and one…


Educational activity about bats in Kharkiv

This autumn we have resumed our educational activity about bats. Our lecturers delivered 10 lectures with an audience around 500 people of various ages. Lectures were held in kindergartens, schools, libraries, university and on the basis of “15х4” community. Children and adults got acquainted with an ecology of bats, their role in ecosystems and became…


Our young naturalists presented the results of their researches on conference

On October 21, Feldman Ecopark hosted an annual conference, where two young naturalists of Bat Rehabilitation Center (Nataly Shanyuk and Illia Necrutov) presented the results of their researches. Nataly’s work was devoted to the study of the bats’ fauna in the Dergachy Forest. This forest is interesting because of last year finding of the rarest…


release of two yearlings of Pipistrellus kuhlii

We released two yearlings of Pipistrellus kuhlii in September that arrived from Odessa region. The story began when worried people found six 5-12-days-old youngs and started to nurse them. Unfortunately, it turned out that dry substitute for canine milk, which was used for feeding, caused numerous problems – tympany, intestinal infection and intoxication. Only three…


Helping baby bats

Bats only give birth to one or two pups per year. The first several days mothers carry their pups when they fly (the baby bat holds onto its mother with its mouth around the nipple ). However, sometimes it happens that mother can lose her pup and it can fall into the clutches of predators….


Field lesson about bat research for pupils of school “Obdarovanist”

During two days (2-3 of June) on biological station of Karazin Kharkiv National University members of Kharkiv Bat Rehab Centre Anton Vlaschenkoo and Alona Prylutska Gukasova conducted field lesson for pupils of school “Obdarovanist”. Lesson was dedicated to bat research. Children studied activities of BRC, how to explore animals (including bats) using modern gadgets (phototraps,…


The results of the Bat rehabilitation centre during 2016 year

During 2016 in the Bat Rehabilitation Centre (BRC) worked 5 employees, more than 10 young naturalists and volunteers. In August, the BRC has got additional office for lectures. In 2016 – 1280 bats were rescued from Kharkiv city and 313 animals were transferred to the rehabilitation centre from other regions of Ukraine (Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia,…


New record of Giant Noctule (Nyctalus lasiopterus) near the Kharkiv city (North-eastern Ukraine)!

On the night of 30-31 July 2016, field team of researchers and young naturalists of Bat Rehabilitation Center: Vitali Hukov, Victor Kovalov, Lera Nazarenko, Olena Rodenko and Natalia Shanyuk mist-netted 5 individuals of Giant Noctule! Giant Noctule is one of the rarest, and the biggest bat species in Europe. In Kharkiv region as in all…