Protection of habitats of globally threatened species of bats Rhinolophus hipposideros (Lesser horseshoe Bat), Rhinolophus euryale (Mediterranean horseshoe Bat) and Rhinolophus mehelyi (Mehely’s horseshoe Bat) in the caves Golubarnik, Momicek and Orle
Protection of habitats of globally threatened species of bats Rhinolophus hipposideros (Lesser horseshoe Bat), Rhinolophus euryale (Mediterranean horseshoe Bat) and Rhinolophus mehelyi (Mehely’s horseshoe Bat) in the caves Golubarnik, Momicek and Orle
The implementation of this project will impact on raising populations of bats. Project aim is to raise the public awareness for the importance of biodiversity, especially bats, and development of bat conservation in the protected area.
Project will build better knowledge about bats and protection of biodiversity.

General cause of the Project is protection of bats, one of the most endangered species on the Earth. Conservation of 3 globally threatened species and other representatives of the cave biodiversity will be done by protection of habitats – caves.

The main project goals are:
1. Building of capacities on local communities for protection of bats;
2. Monitoring of globally threatened bats and evaluation caves Golubarnik, Momicek and Orle;
3. ”IN SITU” protected bats with construction and installation of metal gates (measure for conservation of caves);
4. Educated people and trained for bats protection and building of ecological awareness;
5. Arranged (sketched and traced) eco-footpath to the caves;
6. Promoted bats, caves and biodiversity in the Protected Region.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Peoni
Country:
Macedonia
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 12,323.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 6,395.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 6,455.00
Project Number:
MKD/SGP/OP4/Y2/CORE/2009/18
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
A two-day workshop with guided, hands-on training on all aspects of bat conservation and cave management with the presence of 22 representatives of the local population was organized. As result of the workshop within the ED Treska, a Bat Section was established with tasks to protect bats and caves. The project activities and bats conservation were presented to the local population of the village of Belica, citizens of the territory of the municipality of Makedonska Brod and the wider Macedonian public.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Eco Trails leading to the three caves were planed, designed and constructed; each eco trail was marked with different colors (red—Orle, blue—Golubarnik and yellow Momicek) and location signs and distance marks were placed in the nature along the path to the caves. - In order to protect bats, their habitats and populations from the negative human influences, the caves were protected by fitting metal bat-friendly grilles across the entrance which permits the free passage of bats but not people. - Two Information boards, each consisting of: location maps, instructions how to reach the caves, general information on bats population as well as rules of conduct for visitors, were prepared and placed. The project activities were the starting point towards maximizing the positive benefits of tourism to biological diversity, ecosystems and economic and social development
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of globally significant species protected by project 3
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 2
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs formed or registered through the SGP project 1
Livehood
Total monetary value (US dollars) of ecosystem goods sustainably produced and providing benefit to project participants and/or community as a whole (in the biodiversity, international waters, and land degradation focal areas as appropriate) 6000

Grantee Contact

Mrs. Emilija Stojkoska
Phone: + 389 02 2465-202
 

Address

Smilevska bb
Skopje , 1060

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Zlatko Samardziev
Phone:
+389-(0)2-310-99-56
Fax:
+389-(0)2-310-99-56
Email:
Ms Melita Ivanova
Phone:
+389-(0)2-310-99-56
Fax:
+389-(0)2-310-99-56
Email:

Address

Majka Tereza 15/6
Skopje, 1000