LIFE GRECABAT participated in the “1st International Bat Night in Greece” that took place in Peristeri Municipality on 22nd of September 2019.
Visit the awareness material page (https://www.lifegrecabat.eu/en/awareness-material) within our website, in order to download the leaflet and fairytale of our Programme, also to check-out our banners as well as stickers which we will
As a response to the restrictive measures following the COVID-2019 pandemic, “Proteas” Caving Club of Thessaloniki has arranged a series of web-seminars and discussions, on subjects concerning cave and mountain habitats.
The LIFE GRECABAT team and the co-organizers decided to postpone the two-day conference on "Caves and underground life in the Municipality of Kalavrita: Towards an integrated protection and management". The conference was scheduled to take place on March 12 & 13, 2020 at the Cave of Lakes, Kastria and the Mansion of Paleologina in Kalavrita respectively.
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.).
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.