• 2020 July

    – Based on the information received from the ARHAIC Association / Sălaj Ambulance of Monuments, we discover a maternity colony of the greater horseshoe bat and Geoffroy’s bat in the Orthodox Church St. Arhangeli from Zalnoc, Sălaj County.

    – We discover a mini-colony (7 bats) of pipistrelles (Pipistrellus sp.) in an artificial bat box from the Făget Forest.

    – We initiate the project “Bats of Cluj”, studying bats in the metropolitan area with several methods.

    – We go to the Iron Gates Natural Park, to monitor bats during the maternity period.

  • 2020 June

    – We start the summer / maternity monitoring of bats, including the artificial bat boxes placed by the CBRC in the Făget Forest.

    – Our colleague Henrietta successfully defends her bachelor’s thesis at the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University, about new bat colonies in the Pădurea Craiului Mountains.

    – Due to the fact that 2020 is an out of the ordinary year, we extend the designation of the Barbastelle to Bat of the Years 2020-2021, thus synchronizing with Europe.

    – We are happy to learn that together with our colleagues from Serbia, we won funding from the Conservation Leadership Program for a project on the transboundary conservation of horseshoe bats in the Romanian-Serbian Iron Gates.

  • 2020 May

    – We go to the Iron Gates Natural Park, to evaluate the bats during the spring period.

    – The online presentations during the pandemic / state of emergency gather over 200 participants, especially children and teenagers.

    – We present about the bats for the children from Grund School (Oradea).

    – Ana, our volunteer from Bucharest, gives a series of presentations for young people from the Romanian National Scout Organization.

    – The president of CBRC presents online about bat monitoring methods to the students of the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University.

    – The Europarc Federation publishes a case study about our project aimed at Romanian cavers.

  • 2020 April

    – We publish our annual activity report for 2019.

    – We present online about bats for master students from the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University.

    – We are republishing an article about bats in the context of COVID-19, with the consent of the author of the original article, Merlin D. Tuttle.

    – The Transindex portal conducts an interview (in Hungarian) with the president of the CBRC, on the subject of bats and COVID-19.

  • 2020 March

    – Completing the …..

  • 2020 February

    – Presentation about ….

  • 2020 January

    – Field trip in collaboration ….

2020

The end of 2019

  • 2019 December

  • 2019 November

    – We celebrate the 2 year anniversary of establishing of the Center for Bat Research and Conservation.
    – We are present at the 9th Karst Protection Symposium, in Belgrade, Serbia, with a presentation about the cave-dwelling bat fauna of Romania.
    – We are invited to talk about bats to the children of the Happy Train Kindergarten, Cluj-Napoca.

  • 2019 October

    – We are present at the Hungarian Bat Research Conference, organized in Alsódobsza, with a presentation on the situation of bats in Romania (2010-2019), and with a poster about the caves of the Pădurea Craiului Mountains.

    – We organize our General Assembly in Brașov, in the end the organization having 14 members and 2 honorary members.

  • 2019 September

    – Based on the invitation from our colleagues from the “Live the City” initiative, we talk about urban bats during the guided tour “Nature in the city“, Cluj-Napoca.

    – At the request of the Babeș-Bolyai University, we chat with high school students from all over the country about bats, during the “Long weekend of highschoolers” event.

    – The CBRC team participates at the Sinaia Forever event with a small exposition (informative materials, ultrasounds, etc.).

    – Based on the invitation of the Retezat National Park, we present to biologists from the national and natural parks of Romania aspects about forest-dwelling bat species, and their monitoring.

    – We organize the International Bat Night from 2019 in three locations: Cluj-Napoca, Făgăraș and Constanța. Also, we aid in organizing the events from Suseni (Harghita County) and Petrila (Hunedoara County).

    – We continue to monitor bats in frame of the the study “Monitoring of Chiroptera in the Iron Gates Natural Park, along the Danube Green Corridor”, this time during the migration and mating period.

  • 2019 August

    – We are present at the National Congress of Cavers, organized in Șuncuiuș, with a presentation about the cave-dwelling bats of Romanian, and a poster with the results of the mixed chiro-speo teams.

    – In collaboration with the Amateur Cavers Club of Cluj, we continue the bat survey of the forgotten caves of the Pădurea Craiului Mountains, with the summer period.

    – In collaboration with several entities, we finalize the national summer monitoring of the most important bat roosts in the maternity period (caves and buildings).

    – Through our colleague Georgiana, CCCL participates, together with the “Karios” Biology Circle and the Mediaș Municipal Museum, at the Flyers Research Camp, where we learn (again) that children know it better.

  • 2019 July

    – We initiate the summer monitoring of bats in frame of the the study “Monitoring of Chiroptera in the Iron Gates Natural Park, along the Danube Green Corridor”, in the Iron Gates Natural Park

    – We monitor colonies of continental importance in Romania, with the participation of several bat researcher colleagues from the United Kingdom.

    – We signal authorities (EPAs, Environmental Guards) the existence of bat colonies in historical monuments in several counties, and their vulnerability in case of uninformed renovations. Unfortunately, we also have to file notifications in case of several intentional colony destructions during renovations.

    – We discover a new maternity colony, with over 3000 bats of 2 strictly protected species.

    – We go to Călimani National Park, to monitor bats during the summer.

  • 2019 June

    – We continue the bat study of Făgetului Clujului forest, finalized with a Bachelor’s degree by our colleague Flaviu, at the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University.

    – We continue to monitor the bat roosts in Dobrogea, finalized with a Bachelor’s degree by our colleague Claudia, at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences, Ovidius University, Constanța.

    – Together with cavers, we are looking for new maternity colonies in the Banat region, as part of the project financed by the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.

    – We create the tough ID key about cave bats, for cavers, in frame of the project funded by Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.

    – We supplement the number of artificial roosts in Făgetul Clujului forest, including a special bat box designed for barbastelles, offered by NaturalTimber.ro. Thank you!

    – We present about bats and bat protection in several schools in Baia Mare (Maramureș county).

  • 2019 May

    – We evaluate the Chesău Reformed Church (Cluj County) for the presence of bats, as part of a renovation initiative.

    – We present to the children from Băița School (Hunedoara County) information about bats and bat protection.

    – We participate in the conference “Rediscover Romania“, organized by ProPark – Foundation for Protected Areas, in Poiana Brașov. We start the activities within the “Mentoring for Nature” program, a ProPark initiative.

    – We publish an awareness raising article in the Unitarian Church’s Newspaper, about the importance and protection of bat colonies from historic buildings.

    – Together with colleagues from Hungary, we carry out a field trip for the study of the bent-winged bat, in frame of a project funded by EUROBATS.

    – We present data on bat research in Dobrogea during the “XXII Session of Scientific Communications of the students of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences”, Ovidius University, Constanța.

  • 2019 April

  • 2019 March

    – Completing the cleaning of the Reformed Church in Leghia, in partnership with the Romanian Permaculture Association.

    – Visit to Poland at the invitation of polish bat researcher colleagues, in Szachownica and Nietoperek Chiropterological Reserves.

    – Field trip in collaboration with the Amateur Cavers Club of Cluj.

    – Presentations about bats at Ovidius University in Constanța.

  • 2019 February

    – Presentation about Romanian cave-dwelling bats during the “Call of the unknown” event, organized by Speo Cristal Oradea.

    Field work in frame of the Columbus Zoo funded project, along with caverss from the Banat region, to identify new hibernation colonies.

  • 2019 January

    Field trip in collaboration with the Amateur Caver’s Club and Speo Cristal Oradea.

2019

The end of 2018

  • 2018 August

    – Partnering with the Matei and Friends Association, to organize of the International Bat Nights in Petrila, Hunedoara County.

    – Initiating a collaboration with colleagues from Hungary to study the spread of Lloviu virus.

    – Participating in the annual cave exploration camp, organized by the Amateur Caver’s Club Cluj, for the identification of new colonies.

    – Presenting about bats for children at Damiş, in partnership with ECOTOP Oradea.

    – Initiating the detailed bat study of the East Park from Cluj-Napoca.

  • 2018 July

  • 2018 June

    – Running at the “Run for Wildlife” competition, organized by Matei and Friends Association.

    – Initiating the 2018 Summer monitoring of roosts with colonies of national and continental importance, in collaboration with several colleagues from Romania, Hungary and the United Kingdom.

    – Presenting about bats at the Betfia Pothole, in partnership with ECOTOP Oradea.

    – Starting to implement the project “Enhancing conservation efforts in the bat diversity hotspot of South-Western Romania”, funded by Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.

    – Initiating a collaboration with bat researchers from Luxembourg on the study of Myotis emarginatus.

  • 2018 May

  • 2018 April

    – Participating in the working group meeting for the 2nd edition of the Atlas of European Mammals, Prague, Czech Republic, as national bat data coordinator.

    – Participating in the XIXth edition of the Cluj Biological Days, with a presentation about Bat of the year 2018, Rhinolophus mehelyi.

    – Initiating the study of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in collaboration with several foreign institutions.

  • 2018 March

    – Presenting about bats at Ovidius University in Constanța, Constanța County.

    – Presenting about bat evolution at Darwin Day, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Biology.

  • 2018 February

  • 2018 January

2018

The end of 2017

  • 2017 August

  • 2017 June

    – Initiating the 2017 Summer monitoring of Romanian bat roosts of national and continental importance, in collaboration with several colleagues from Romania, Hungary and the United Kingdom.

  • 2017 April

  • 2017 March

2017

The end of 2016

  • 2016 December

    – Launching the Lilieci.ro portal in three languages (romanian, hungarian and english).

  • 2016 November

  • 2016 October

  • 2016 May

    – Initiating the bat research of Făgetul Clujului Forest.

  • 2016 February

2016