– 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.
– 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.
– 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).
– The president of CBRC presents online about bat monitoring methods to the students of the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University.
– 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.
– At the end of March we rested a little bit, but the pandemics came over the world…
– In partnership with the Wilderness Research and Conservation, we initiate the organization of the 4th Romanian Bat Research Conference.
– Our colleague Flaviu writes an article about the colonial life of bats, for the lilieci.ro portal.
– Bats on the public’s vote, the Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus) is designated Bat of the Year 2020 in Romania.
– We discover new bat colonies for science together with our colleagues from Poland, Germany and the United Kingdom.
– We monitor the hibernation colonies of the Iron Gates Natural Park.
– We discuss about bats in Blériot Cafe, Cluj-Napoca.
– We are invited to Paleu, Bihor County, to talk about bats to kids.
– We are present at the event “Expedition – Call of the Unknown” (Oradea), with a talk about bats.
– We continue to monitor hibernation colonies in Romania’s key underground roosts. .
– We talk about bat monitoring to the students at Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca.
– We are invited to talk about bats to the children of the Happy Train Kindergarten, Cluj-Napoca.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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 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).
– 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.
– We officially represent Romania at the annual meeting of the EUROBATS Advisory Committee, in Skopje, Macedonia.
– Presentation about cave-dwelling bats of Romanai, during the initiation course in speleology, organized by Speo Cristal Oradea.
– Scientific presentation of the results obtained with the Amateur Cavers Club and Speo Cristal Oradea, at the Cluj Biological Days, ed. XX.
– Completing the cleaning of the Orthodox Church in Zeicani.
– 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.
– Field trip in collaboration with the Amateur Caver’s Club and Speo Cristal Oradea.
– Initiating the 2018-2019 winter monitoring of roosts with colonies of national and continental importance, in collaboration with several colleagues from Romania, Hungary and the United Kingdom.
– Cleaning the Orthodox Church in Zeicani.
– Celebrating the 2-year anniversary of launching the Lilieci.ro portal, and crating the first CBRC annual report for the 2017-2018 period.
– Presenting about bats at the Lucian Blaga High School in Cluj-Napoca, during the “The Other Kind of School” week.
– The Romanian Ministry of Environment nominates the president of the CBRC as the scientific focal point for Romania, within the implementation of the EUROBATS agreement.
– Organizing the 2018 edition of the International Bat Night in Lisa, Brasov County, with over 100 visitors, in partnership with the Radu Negru National College Făgăraș, Braşov County, and the Lisa Orthodox Parish.
– Organizing an ecological education called “Our Bats!” for the students from the Special School for the Visually Impaired, Cluj-Napoca, within the event “Protected Areas Week”.
– Organizing and participating at the 3rd Romanian Bat Research Conference, Cernatu de Sus, with the generous sponsorship of Pettersson Elektronik AB.
– Organizing, in collaboration with the Myotis Group for Bat Conservation, a training for cavers in Banat, within the frame of the project funded by the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
– Organizing the 2018 edition of the International Bat Night in Cluj-Napoca, with more than 800 visitors, in partnership with several organizations and institutions from Cluj-Napoca.
– Participating at the National Bat Conference in Nottingham, United Kingdom, with a presentation on the cave-dwelling bat colonies of Romania.
– Experience exchange in the United Kingdom, with bat researchers from different parts of the country.
– 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.
– Presenting about bats for children at Damiş, in partnership with ECOTOP Oradea.
– Initiating the detailed bat study of the East Park from Cluj-Napoca.
– Participating in the SpeoArta photo contest, at Balcan Camp, Baru Mare.
– 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.
– Presenting about bats in two high schools from Oradea, in partnership with ECOTOP Oradea.
– Participating in the 2018 EUROBATS Advisory Council meeting in Tallinn, Estonia.
– Participating in the Tech4Stories training organized by TechSoup Europe in Bucharest.
– Educational activities for children from Făgăraş area, Braşov county, in collaboration with the Foundation Conservation Carpathia.
– 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.
– Presenting about bats at Ovidius University in Constanța, Constanța County.
– Presenting about bat evolution at Darwin Day, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Biology.
– Designating the Méhely’s horseshoe bat as Bat of the year 2018 (second edition) in Romania.
– Initiating the 2017-2018 winter monitoring of Romanian bat roost with national and continental importance, in collaboration with several colleagues from Romania, Hungary and the United Kingdom.
– Presenting about bats at the Györkös Mányi Albert Memorial House (EMKE), Cluj-Napoca.
– Cleaning the Fortified Church in Moşna, in partnership with the Romanian Permaculture Association.
– Initiating a partnership with the Romanian Permaculture Association, in order to clean the guano from several anthropic sites, that are important roosts for bat colonies, and cleaning the Unitarian Churches of Moldovenești and Vălenii de Arieş, as well as the Orthodox Church of Someșul Rece.
– Official establishment of the Center for Bat Research and Conservation.
– Participating at the XIth Hungarian Bat Research Conference, at Vámoselőd.
– Finalizing the collaboration with the ABUN – Artists & Biologists Unite for Nature Group, to popularize bat species through artwork.
– Participating at the European Bat Research Symposium in San Sebastian, the Basque Country.
– 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.
– Launching the Lilieci.ro portal in three languages (romanian, hungarian and english).
– Participating in the 25th edition of the Polish National Bat Research Conference, in Morsko.
– Organizing and participating in the 2nd edition of the Romanian Bat Research Conference, Plaiul Foii, Braşov County.
– Initiating the bat research of Făgetul Clujului Forest.
– Launching the Lilieci.ro Facebook page.