The programme involves citizens based in different parts of Greece who sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org and express their willingness to do three short walks of 500 meters each in an urban environment, as required by the programme’s protocol. They locate and record the ultrasounds of bats thanks to a special microphone provided by Lalitsa free of charge. The microphone is easily adjusted on a cellphone and the only commitment of the participants is that they then forward the recordings to Lalitsa.
The implementation of the programme is made possible thanks to the voluntary work of participants and the Lalitsa team, but also of our scientific supervisor, Ioanna, who designed the project and sees it through pro bono.
Lalitsa is in charge of logistics and also covers the costs of office supplies and shipping of the microphones to the participants all over Greece. These costs are met thanks to the one-off membership fee of €30 paid by our supporters, but also thanks to donations of various amounts from citizens. Click here to see how you too can support Lalitsa’s work with a contribution of as little as €1 to our paypal account
You can also choose to channel your donation specifically to actions focusing on bats in Greece. If you donate €15 or more, you will receive a specially designed T-shirt to proudly wear and showcase our Citizen Science programme.
This is a project that ensures benefits for the community and reflects our will to make a contribution to society and biodiversity. Our participants have already made recordings all over Greece, from North to South, in Crete, Rhodes, Ioannina, Attica and Thessaloniki. Will you miss out on this opportunity to join them for a unique experience?