International Bat Night is held every year on the last weekend in August.  It has been commemorated since 1997, under the auspices of the Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats– EUROBATS.

Bats are the only mammals that fly, and so far more than 1,200 bat species have been discovered.  All bat species living in Croatia, 33 of them, are strictly protected by the Nature Protection Act.

On this occasion, public nature conservation institutions and various nature conservation organisations and NGOs share their knowledge about bats, their way of life, habits and the needs of different bat species. They also point to their indispensable role in preserving the natural balance in ecosystems, as well as to the need to preserve and protect them.

 

Since many people still have a fear of these lovable critters, our public institution has created a commemorative picture book and colouring book for the youngest lovers of nature.  The picture book can be purchased at the info kiosk of Barać Caves, and in it you will discover who these creatures that are lucky enough to enjoy the environment of Barać Caves are, and much much more.

 

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