These nine projects have been shortlisted for the “Citizen’s Award” by a panel of National Contact Points.
The winning project was rewarded during the LIFE Awards ceremony on 16 May 2019, as part of the EU Green Week 2019, Europe’s biggest environmental event.
PODKOWIEC+ increased the number of sites capable of housing bat colonies in southern Poland. It took measures to protect winter roosts, and improved bat habitats along flyways by planting trees and reducing light pollution. Initial monitoring indicates a positive impact on the populations of 3 protected species: the lesser horseshoe bat, greater mouse-eared bat and Geoffroy’s bat.