Province of Lower Austria supports the bats project
The province of Lower Austria supports the bats project done within the inter-provincial project "Network Natural Forests". The bats are one of the most endangered vertebrates in Austria.
By monitoring of bats and by applying artificial accommodations for bats in old broadleaf trees the populations shall be stabilised. Further the genetically exchange between the populations shall be improved.
Landesrat Dr. Stephan Pernkopf, member of the government of Lower Austria, appreciates the bats project as an important initiative to conserve endangered bats in Austria. The cooperation of the three provinces Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Styria in the project “Network Natural Forests” is an important step in conservation policies. Christoph Leditznig, director of the Dürrenstein Wilderness Area wants to spread the conservation measures over the Dürrenstein Wilderness Area by cooperations with dedicated landowners.