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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.

Online Opening Ceremony for the IYCK 2021
The Opening Ceremony for the 2021 International Year of Caves and Karst will be held virtually on January 26th at YouTube.
The cavernicolous ground beetle, nominated Cave Animal of the Year 2021 for Greece
Ο σπηλαιόβιος Λαιμόστενος 𝙇𝙖𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙪𝙨 𝙫𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙖𝙞 𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐞, 𝟏𝟗𝟖𝟖, ένα ενδημικό είδος της καταβόθρας Αλιάρτου που μελετάται στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος LIFE GRECABAT, επιλέχθηκε ως Σπηλαιόβιο ζώο της Χρονιάς 2021 για την Ελλάδα.
2021: International Year of Caves and Karst
Τhe forthcoming year has been declared by the International Union of Speleology (UIS) as the International Year of Caves and Karst.
We travel to Europe
The photo by Ioannis Nikoloudakis, a member of the programme and HISR, was selected by the European Commission for the #Euinmyregion communication campaign.
The awareness material of LIFE GRECABAT is constantly updated

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

“Proteas” Caving Club of Thessaloniki hosts LIFE GRECABAT

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.

Bats are not responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic
With a joint notification, the Secretariats of the three international organizations (CMS, EUROBATS and AEWA) specify that for the outbreak and world spreading of COVID-19 pandemic, human activities and not bats are to be held responsible. The notification highlights that bats are on one hand necessary for human prosperity, while on the other, they are on a great extend threatened and protected by international conventions as well as the national legislation of many state-countries. The involvement of all associated Entities and citizens is deemed necessary for the prevention of misunderstandings and for the protection of wildlife.
The third conference of LIFE GRECABAT in Kalavrita is postponed

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.

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.).

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