Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center

The largest-scale project of bat conservation, research and outreach in Eastern Europe.

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27,865 rescued bats
14 species
217 localities

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About bats

Bats are one of the most unique mammals. All Ukrainian species are listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine. All of them are insectivorous.

Bats play key role in ecosystems – regulate amount of insects. In tropical regions they pollinate plants and spread the seeds.
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You’ve found a bat. What should you do?

Summer A bat has flown into your apartment/house at night 1. Do not be afraid. Indeed, for the most people, it is unexpected to see a bat so closely. But… Continue reading

You’ve found a bat. What should you do?

Ukrainian Bat Box

First in Ukraine! Bats do not build nests, and in nature they do not have enough roosts. Thus, you can help the animals by setting up summer bat boxes for… Continue reading

Ukrainian Bat Box

Buy the merch – save bats!

Our artists create unique merch with pictures of Ukrainian bats. All funds will be used for bat rescue and rehabilitation.

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Photo gallery

Bat colonies collector

The aim of this citizen science project is to collect the data on bat colonies in Ukraine for further conservation.

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Recent posts

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear friends, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!Thank you for your support, care, and interest in bats!We sincerely hope that the new year will bring peace… Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Bat rescue operation in Karazin University

At the end of 2023 year, we conducted a comprehensive operation to rescue bats during the window replacement (that were damaged by war) at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. This… Continue reading

Bat rescue operation in Karazin University
Bat Temple in Kyiv region
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Bat Temple in Kyiv region

On September 11-12, bat biologists from the Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Anton Vlashchenko, Dr. Alona Prylutskа and Oleksiy Parfilov visited the “Hlyboki Baliky” (Kyiv region, Ukraine) ecological station to… Continue reading

Bat Temple in Kyiv region
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International Bat Night in Ukraine – 2023

The Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center in 2023 took the initiative to support organizations conducting or wishing to conduct the educational event “International Bat Night in Ukraine 2023.” The International Bat… Continue reading

International Bat Night in Ukraine – 2023
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Workshop “Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation in Ukraine”

On 15-16 of July 2023, the team of our Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center, with the support of the IFAW, Wildlife Fund, and Future For Nature, conducted the first workshop ”… Continue reading

Workshop “Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation in Ukraine”
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Repairing of the “Bat-collider”

Finally, after the partial demining of the Felman Ecopark, we got access to our unique “bat-collider” enclosure, located in the forest north of Kharkiv city. It used to be a… Continue reading

Repairing of the “Bat-collider”
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Our co-founder received a Future For Nature Award

On April 21, the co-founder of the Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center, biologist, scientist Alona Prylutska received the Future For Nature Award at an award ceremony in the Netherlands. Alona loved… Continue reading

Our co-founder received a Future For Nature Award
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Artwork about bats trapped in window trap

Meet Inessa Demchenko Демченко Инесса, an artist and our volunteer who has been helping with rescuing bats in Kharkiv for several years. She also sews lovely cloth bags for bats… Continue reading

Artwork about bats trapped in window trap
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Rescue of more than 500 Barbastelle bats

Today we would like to highlight a rescue operation involving western barbastelle bats (Barbastella barbastellus) that were found in one of the military objects in northern Ukraine.HOWEVER, our team would… Continue reading

Rescue of more than 500 Barbastelle bats