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Scientists Discover Greece's Largest Colony of Bats in Achaea

Scientists recently discovered one of Europe’s largest and most important winter colonies of bats in Greece’s Achaea county.
The colony, found in a part of Limnes cave near Kastria which is closed to the public, is the largest ever to be found in Greece.
The colony hosts a total of ten different species of bats, with at least eighteen thousand Miniopterus Schreibersi (common bent-wing) bats hanging out in the cave and using it as their permanent home.
The scientists involved in the exploration of this colony attempted to gather as much information as possible in order to improve their understanding of the way these bat colonies work, as well as their needs and the threats to their existence.
The cave exploration and the scientific work on the bats is funded by the ”LIFE Programme” of the European Union and the ”Praseino Tameio” (The Green Fund) of Greece.

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