Timetable of the project


ACTION A.1: Preparing standardized field survey forms and GIS database format


ACTION A. 2: Elaboration of the final list of caves where conservation actions will be


ACTION A.3: Preparation of the draft of the management plans in the frame of a


ACTION A.4: Making a preliminary study for the management plan of the targeted bat


ACTION A. 5: Data collection about the conservation status of targeted bat species

ACTION A. 6: Making a GIS database necessary for the management plans

ACTION A.7: Preparing the management plans in the frame of a workshop

ACTION A.8: Organizing 3 trainings about monitoring

ACTION C. 1: Obtaining licenses / approvals for closing the targeted caves and for

placing bat boxes

ACTION C. 2: Closing the selected caves in adequate way

ACTION C.3: Placing artificial boxes and houses for bats

ACTION C.4: Creating alternative visitor routes with no bat disturbance

ACTION C.5: Modification of lighting conditions of caves in cases where necessary

ACTION C.6: Cleaning up the hazardous and domestic waste of selected caves

ACTION C7: Install and maintain warning signs at caves that serve as important

shelters for bats in the target areas of the project

ACTION D.1: Launching the project in the media, press conference, press release

ACTION D.2: Consulting the public for accomplishment of management plans

ACTION D.3: Preparing and placing information boards at targeted caves

ACTION D.4: Public awareness and ecological education for children and teenagers

ACTION D 5: Editing of informative materials on bats

ACTION D.6: Preparing a 20-30 minutes documentary which will present life of bats

ACTION D.7: Preparation of a guideline for the management of underground habitats of


ACTION D.8: Dissemination of results to the stakeholders

ACTION D.9: Setting up and maintenance the webpage of the project

ACTION D.10: Organize a change of experience to the public visiting the selected sites

of the project

ACTION D.11: Organizing a conference at the end of the project

ACTION D.12: Preparing the Layman’s report of the project and advancing it to the EC

ACTION E.1: Project planning, management, administration and reporting

ACTION E.3: Networking with other projects on related fields

ACTION E.4: Preparing the After-Life conservation plan



Type of report Deadline
Inception report 30/09/2010
Mid-term report 31/12/2011
Progress report 31/12/2012
Final report 31/03/2014




Name of the Deliverable Code of the associated action Deadline
Leaflet presenting the project D1 31/03/2010
Project’s web site D9 30/06/2010
Inception report E1 30/09/2010
Mid-term report E1 31/12/2011
Brochures about the project and bat conservation D5 31/06/2012
Book about the key habitats and the most important

caves of the area

D5 31/12/2012
Poster about bat species D5 31/12/2012
Documentary about bats D6 31/12/2012
Management plans for the targeted bat species A7 31/12/2012
Guideline for management of underground bat habitats D7 31/12/2012
Progress report E1 31/12/2012
Volume with the presentations of the communication


D11 30/09/2013
Book with the results of the project D11 30/09/2013
Project’s Layman’s report D12 31/12/2013
After-Life conservation plan E4 31/12/2013
Final report E1 31/03/2014




Name of the Milestone Code of the

associated action

Launching the project in the media D1 31/03/2010
Field survey forms and GIS database format are


A1 30/06/2010
The project’s web site is activated and regularly updated D9 30/06/2010
The draft of the management plan is developed A3 30/06/2010
Inception report is prepared E1 30/09/2010
List of target caves finalized A2 31/03/2011
Full data sets about bat roosts finalized A5 31/03/2011
Licenses and approvals are obtained C1 31/03/2011
First bat boxes placed on site C3 30/09/2011
Target caves closed C2 31/12/2011
Information boards placed in front of target caves D3 31/12/2011
Mid-term report is prepared E1 31/12/2011
Target caves cleaned from hazardous and domestic


C6 31/03/2012
Lighting conditions in caves modified C5 30/06/2012
Warning signs placed at important underground sites C7 30/06/2012
Public consultations are organized D2 30/06/2012
All trainings about monitoring organized A8 30/09/2012
Further bat boxes placed on site C3 30/09/2012
Management plans for target bat species/sites are


A7 31/12/2012
Alternative visitor routes created in target caves C4 31/12/2012
The informative materials are printed D5 31/12/2012
The bat documentary is finalized D6 31/12/2012
The guideline for management of underground bat

habitats if finalized

D7 31/12/2012
Progress report is prepared E1 31/12/2012
Public awareness and ecological education events are

organized for children and teenagers

D4 30/06/2013
The experience exchange is organised D10 30/06/2013
Bat ringing finished A4 30/09/2013
Placing of bat boxes finished C3 30/09/2013
Management plans reach involved stakeholders D8 30/09/2013
The conference is organized D11 30/09/2013
GIS database is implemented in the management plans A6 31/12/2013
Layman’s report is prepared D12 31/12/2013
Monitoring data from target areas is evaluated E2 31/12/2013
A national and international network of efficient

communication is established

E3 31/12/2013
After-Life conservation plan is prepared E4 31/12/2013
Final report is prepared and sent to the E1 31/03/2014

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