The second phase of „Citizen-scientists: supporting the bat population in the area of the upper and middle course of the Krka River", a project led by the Bioteka and Tragus non-profit societies, continues with the building and installing of bat shelters at the Eco campus Puljane.
The associations Bioteka and Tragus have launched the project entitled “Citizen-scientists: supporting the bat population in the area of the upper and middle course of the Krka River” financed by the Public Institute of Krka National Park.
During spring 2017, several field visits will be made to collect data on the shelters and their inhabitants. In this way, the civil-scientists will be included in the scientific and expert work, and in caring for the local environment and nature. They will learn about ecosystem services, which are the benefits bats provide to people, and learn more about how bats feed, hunt, migrate and use echolocation.
In June 2017, the expert team will visit all the shelter localities and will begin processing and interpreting the data that will be published. All the results of this project will be presented at the final project event, to be held at the Krka National Park.