Research pf the climate of the Uvir cave (Bosnia) as a basis for the protection of the largest colony the Western Barbastelle bats in the Dinarides


Aims / Goalof the project

The goals of the project are to identify the climatic conditions in the Uvir cave near the town of Kladanj in Central Bosnia.

There, during the winter monitoring in 2021, a large colony of the Western Barbastelle bats was discovered with a minimum of 263 animals in several small groups along the cave channel that was under the influence of ice. It is the largest known hibernation colony of this species in the area of ​​the Dinarides and the surrounding area. So far, we have known colonies from Huda luknja cave near Gornji Dolič (village Mislina, Slovenia) - 37 animals and the Ledenljača cave (settlement Miljevina, BiH) - 15 animals. In addition, in the further parts of the cave, the colonies of the Schreiber’s bats and the mixed colonies of the Great Horseshoe bats and the Mediterranean Horseshoe bats are covered. The finding of these species that prefer the cold and warm part of the cave in the same speleological object is surprising for us, so we want to see the temperature conditions throughout the year. We also want to establish long-term monitoring of climatic conditions in this cave after the completion of the project with the installed equipment. As a potential future area of ​​the NATURA 2000 network, we want our goal to give the project results additional value and special protection.


Uvir Kladanj 05

 Pećina Uvir



BARBASTELLA regionalni susret – prvi poziv

21.—23. 10. 2022., Sarajevo — Kladanj

Uvir susret baner850




Petak. 21. 10. 2022.

18:00-21:00 Registracija učesnika, socijalne aktivnosti (šta god to značilo)


Subota, 22. 10. 2022.

8:00-9:30 Registracija učesnika i vrlo kratki pozdravni govori

9:30-11.00 Prezentacije

11:00-11:30 Pauza

11:30-13:00 Prezentacije

13:00-15:00 Ručak

15:00-16:30 Prezentacije

16:30-17:00 Pauza

17:00-18:30 Prezentacije i posteri

19:00 Večera

20:00 Razgledanje Sarajeva i socijalne aktivnosti (šta god to značilo)


Nedjelja, 23. 10. 2022.

8:00 Okupljanje učesnika

8:15 Polazak na stručnu ekskurziju u pećinu Uvir (općina Kladanj)

14:00 Završetak susreta uz stihove „Oj drugovi jel' vam žao, jel' vam žao, rastanak se primakao“ i podvriskivanje

Organizator će siromašnim istraživačima šišmiša snositi putne troškove i spavanje.


Donator projekta je: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety