In 2013 International Bat Night was celebrated in
two Ukrainian cities, in Kamyanets-Podilsky and Kharkiv. Below –
a short report about the events.
The second International Bat Night in Kharkiv city
took place in Kharkiv Zoo on 14 September. By 5 p. m., more than
120 people (schoolchildren, young naturalists, students, pensioners,
parents with children, university and zoo workers) had come to the
zooclub hall of the Kharkiv Zoo. Bat specialists Alona Gukasova,
Anton Vlaschenko and Ksenia Kravchenko made a multimedia presentation
about bats and peculiarities of bat life in cities. At the end of
the lecture organisers demonstrated bats (the serotine bat, the
common noctule bat, the brown long-ear bat and Egyptian fruit bat).
After the lecture participants have a possibility to take part in
the night excursion through the Kharkiv Zoo, to listen bats with
bat-detectors and to hear more about bats and other night animals.
Funded through the EUROBATS Project
Initiative by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature
Conservation and Nuclear Safety”, and IBF “Olexander Feldman Fund”.
this year International Bat Night in the city of
Kamyanets-Podilsky was celebrated on 20 September with the opened
lecture about bats and their conservation.
Organisers: research officer of the National natural
park “Podilski Tovtry” Mykhailo Drebet with colleagues: Artem Grygorchuk
and Vadym Martynjuk.
Compilation: L. Godlevska