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