The Bat Conservation Team of the BUND Region Hannover also campaigned for the preservation of the Hambach Forest in 2018. By collecting signatures at our events, we were able to get countless signatures. Online, we were able to inform and mobilize many visitors of our website and on Facebook. In various demos in Braunschweig, Hannover and Berlin for the preservation of the Hambach Forest and a quick coal exit, we brought our protest on the street and gave the bats a voice. Always ahead is our new mascot Plüti - who came to us from the bat ambulance NABU Schleswig-Holstein and since then supports our public relations work.
Of course we were also able to help many bat patients to recover. Our vet Dr. med. Renate Keil and our dedicated nursing team take lovingly and tirelessly care of a large number of patients who come to us with different injuries every day.
And also backstage, there was much to do. From crafts, logistics to operations and field work everyone was busy. In our bat station, the last room was reconstraucted from which animals can later be released. There is still so much more to do, but the bats are mostly missing dedicated people with cars ready to take bat rescue / release operations, or help us transport event materials to the venues. We are also very happy about active people who support our information booths and take on children's activities.
With a public lecture on 05.12.2018 at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, the 5th of this year, our bat year ends in the field of public relations. On 20 event days we were present with our booths in the Hannover region. And last but not least, there were countless consultations that were made by our vet over the telephone, via the internet or in person. Hundreds of callers from all over Germany could be informed about the safety and initial care of injured bats via the bat emergency number, which is the only one in Germany 24h even at night and on weekends. Over 400 bat patients arrived or were picked up by us, treated, cared for and most oft hem already released. Many more who are currently hibernating or still in treatment are waiting for their release in Spring.
In February, we want to provide additional care for the first aid with a care seminar, and numerous other events will follow.
On 19.01.2019 we will start with the demo "We are sick of it!" In Berlin and oppose the use of pesticides and organic farming to give the bats the food source, the insects. - never be silent - never give up!
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