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LIFE GRECABAT in the 1st International Bat Night

LIFE GRECABAT participated in the “1st International Bat Night in Greece” that took place in Peristeri Municipality on 22nd of September 2019.

In the cave of Polyphimos with the volunteers of the program

On November 30th, 2019, members of LIFE GRECABAT team and 12 volunteers of the program visited Cyclops’s Polyphimos Cave in Maroneia, Komotini.

All volunteers coming from Komotini, the Department of Geology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the club association "Speleology of Thessaloniki PROTEAS", explored the cave and experienced bat and invertebrate study methods (counting, photography, trapping, etc.).


A very important two-day event for LIFE programs in Greece took place on October 23rd and 24th under the initiative of the integrated LIFE-IP 4 NATURA program at Villa Kazouli.

By protecting caves, we protect life itself
LIFE GRECABAT's first social message tells us about the importance and need to protect Greek caves.
A TV spot for the protection of bats
LIFE GRECABAT's third social message about bats and ecosystem services they provide and stresses the need to protect them.
Greece’s largest bat colony recorded in Achaea

The largest bat colony in Greece and one of the most important winter colonies in Europe was discovered by researchers of LIFE GRECABAT program.

The discovery was recorded in the unvisited part of the Cave of Lakes, Kastria, Achaea, which hosts more than 18,000 common bent – wing bats (Miniopterus schreibersi) and nine additional species at different times of the year. This finding was made in collaboration with the Cave Management and Chelmos-Vouraikos Management Body.

International Bat Night at Mount Olympus
Information event about bats and their importance, walking to observe and hear them
Last day of tv spots shooting

Today, bats have had a field day.

Participation in the 1st International Bat Night in Greece

The LIFE GRECABAT project participates in the 1st International Bat Night, taking place in Greece on 22th of September, 7:00 p.m., at the Amphitheatre of Peristeri Municipality, Athens.

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