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Wanted! Volunteer bat enthusiasts sought in Berlin

Calling all Fledermaus fans (Photo: Igam Ogam)

Ever dreamt of becoming an expert in curious nocturnal creatures? The Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research is looking for volunteers to explore Berlin’s sizeable bat community.

We can’t stop here, it’s bat country!” — well, we can’t say whether Hunter S. Thompson ever made it to Berlin, but the city definitely is bat country. During the summer, the Berlin is home to 18 different bat species. The Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research wants to find out which species these are, before the number reduces to five again during the winter.

And ordinary, non-zoologist Berliners are called upon to contribute: the institute is seeking volunteer researchers. Interested? Your job would be to take a two or three kilometre-long walk on two nights and record the sounds the bats make with a detector. Pretty cool, huh?

Applications open until August 4th at fledermausforscher-berlin.de (German only).



Translated by Aida Baghernejad



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