EstBatLIFE project


"Improving the Pond Bat (Myotis dasycneme) habitats in Estonia“

 26th November 2021 at 9.30-17.30 (EST time) in Zoom virtual meeting room 


9.30-9.50            Get-together and technical setup

9.50-10.00          Welcome by Silvia Lotman,  Member of Board of Estonian Fund for Nature, Head of Species Protection Programme

10.00-11.00       What has been done in EstBatLIFE project and what is special in that?  Lauri Klein, EstBatLIFE Project Manager

11.00-11.45        How Pond Bat and other bats became famous in Estonia? Kertu Hool, PR-Manager in Estonian Fund for Nature

11.45-12.00        Coffe/Tea and Gym-break

12.00-12.30        Exhibitions "Terribly adorable bats“ and poster exhibition about super powers of bats. Ulla Villem,  Estonian Museum of Natural History, curator of exhibitions

12.30-13.00        What volunteers did for bats in the EstBatLIFE project? Kadri Aller, Head of the Voluntary Camps Office of Estonian Fund for Nature

13.00-14.00         Lunch

14.00-15.00        Why was the EstBatLIFE project needed? How has an abundance of Pond Bat and visitor load in bat wintering sites changed before and during the project? Lauri Lutsar, Bat expert of the EstBatLIFE project and Estonian Fund for Nature

15.00-15.45        How are bats living in Estonia and what happens with Pond Bat after the end of EstBatLIFE project? Presentation of  the draft  of the Bat Species Protection Plan in Estonia. Oliver Kalda ja Rauno Kalda, Bat experts of EstBatLIFE project

15.45-16.45        How is Pond Bat living in Latvia?  Viesturs Vintulis, the University of Latvia and Gunars Petersons Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies

16.45-17.15        Questions and discussion

17.15-17.30        Conclusions

 There may appear changes in the agenda.


Please register before the 24 November (inc.). All registered participants get the link for the seminar via e-mail on the 25 November.  (Registration has ended!)

NB! The seminar will be recorded and later accessible via Estonian Fund for Nature's YouTube channel and this webpage.

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