Projects for and with cavers

Funded by Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, and implemented in partnership with the Myotis Bat Conservation Group, the project took place in 2018-2019, with the aim of involving and training Romanian cavers in bat conservation. Read here and here about this project.

Database projects

Currently the CBRC, together with colleagues from the Myotis Bat Conservation Group, bat experts from the Republic of Moldova and unaffiliated bat researchers from Romania, is working on creating the first online database for bats from Romania and Moldova. The projects are funded by EUROBATS and European Mammal Foundation, as well as from own funds.

Romanian-Serbian cross-border project

In the period 2020-2022, CCCL, in partnership with the Myotis Bat Conservation Group and chiropterologists of the Museum of Natural History in Belgrade (Serbia), implements the project Transboundary conservation of horseshoe bats in the Romanian-Serbian Iron Gates.. With funding from the Conservation Leadership Program, the project aims to improve the conservation status of horseshoe bats in this region, through (1) accurate scientific data about bat migration in the region, (2) concrete conservation actions at the most important bat caves, and (3) an engaged and well-informed public on both sides of the Danube. Read about the project here, or go to the project’s page.

LIFE+ Podkowiec Towers

Since October 2021, CCCL is part of the international team implementing the LIFE PODKOWIEC PLUS project: Back to the forest – holistic conservation of bats, from European funds through LIFE, with colleagues from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The project in Romania takes place in important locations for bats in the Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park and the Iron Gates Natural Park. Read more details about the project here.