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[12-10-2019] Bat Night was celebrated by students from the town of Pomorie
On Friday we celebrated Bat Night at “Ivan Vazov” High School in the town of Pomorie.

Thanks to Mrs. Antonina Ichkova who teaches biology, a Green Balkans team introduced fifth and sixth graders to the importance of bats. Annie and Polly from Green Balkans gave a short presentation containing of interesting facts about bats - how they navigate in the dark, what they eat and even how they drink water. They also mentioned the bats that often visit Pomorie Lake, which is part of the NATURA 2000 ecological network. Finally, there were questions to test students' newly acquired knowledge. Naturally, for every correct answer there was a prize - “The adventures of Darky the bat” book.

We thank the management of the ”Ivan Vazov” High School for the hospitality.

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Additional information:
Natura 2000

Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network for nature conservation. More than 30% of the territory of Bulgaria falls within the scope of the network - 120 areas for the protection of wild birds and 234 areas for the protection of natural habitats.

Bats
33 from the 35 species of bats in Europe can be found in Bulgaria. They are of key importance for ecosystems. All bat species are protected by the Biodiversity Act, and the forest and underground habitats of the species are protected within the Natura 2000 ecological network.


Green Balkans are a member of the international organization BatLife Europe.




 
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