The war-damaged urban environment in Kharkiv is fatal for bats: Loss of roosts and lethal traps in destroyed buildings

Russia’s war in the Ukraine has severe consequences not only for humans, it also has detrimental effects on populations of urban and semi-urban wildlife in the attacked cities and regions. Scientists from the Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center recently examined the effects of war-related damages to buildings on urban populations of one important and widespread bat species, the Common Noctule (Nyctalus noctula), in the city of Kharkiv in north-eastern Ukraine.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft