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Mark a watering place, we will run water

Mark a watering place, we will run water

Watering places are part of the Bulgarian culture and traditions. In the past the watering places were spots where old and young gathered, the first meetings of lovers were there. Wealthy people donated money for building of watering places. Many of them were used for irrigation of the livestock (cows, goats, etc.). Every watering place has its own story, be it a love story or a memory of a loved one. These days many watering places, which has been a social life center for Bulgarians, are facing destruction. That is why the Science for Nature Foundation had started a campaign...

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Bats as a natural regulator of pests on vineyards

Bats as a natural regulator of pests on vineyards

Globally, bats provide different ecosystem services to agriculture and vineyards. In Bulgaria all of the bat species are insectivorous. Many of the preferred insects are pests, which make bats a natural regulator of their numbers.

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Cave guardians

Cave guardians

Caves are one of the key shelters for bats in Bulgaria, but many of them are subject to vandalism. This has a negative impact on bats, because they are extremely sensitive animals and in case of disturbance they leave their shelters. During the winter bats are really helpless, because in Bulgaria they hibernate (they sleep through the winter). In this physiological condition their heart rate slows from over 400 to around 10 beats per minute and their body temperature drops to 0 – 10 °С. For this reason, if they are suddenly awakened, they could not fly and they would...

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