|Support nature protection - help protect bat hibernation sites!|
All of the bats living in Estonia are protected. Winter is an ordeal for bats; the shortage of suitable hibernation sites and the disturbance of hibernators are real dangers for bats. With your assistance, we will organise clean-up drives in the bats' hibernation sites. Your donation shows you care about the protection of Estonia's nature.
Estonian Fund For Nature (ELF) has launched a donation campaign:
Receiver: Eestimaa Looduse Fond (Estonian Fund for Nature)
Bats, which are among the most extraordinary animals in Estonia's natural environment, need a location with suitable conditions for hibernation, stable temperature and a lack of disturbance. Underground passages or cellars, for instance, are suitable locations for bat hibernation. These are unfortunately often filled with human garbage. Bats are often disturbed in the passages by adventure-seekers. Bats that are woken from hibernation expend much valuable energy that they would need to remain alive until spring. Many bats that are woken from their hibernation thus perish. With your assistance, we will organise clean-up drives in the bats' hibernation sites. We will remove the garbage, open the entrances, establish barriers and install warning signs. In addition to the tangible improvement of hibernation conditions, the clean-up drives would also be beneficial in raising public awareness in the area of conservation.
The Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) has been involved with the protection of bats ever since its establishment in 1991. The activities of the EFN's working group on bats cover the preparation of expert opinions connected with Chiroptera, the provision of necessary advice to interested parties and the gathering of information required for the organisation of bat protection. An EFN expert also participates in the working team of the EUROBATS advisory committee.
The ELF is a non-governmental environmental protection organisation that is both politically and economically independent. The ELF was established in 1991 by 40 conservationists and natural scientists.
Estonian Fund for nature's conservation holiday is a way of spending a holiday, which is becoming more and more popular throughout the world. It is a way of holidaying that combines normal recreational activities with much needed conservation work. http://www.talgud.ee/en