OUR RESCUE CENTERS
BAT WORLD MIDCITIES
BAT WORLD BULGARIA
Formed in 2017, Bat World Bulgaria is located in Sofia, Bulgaria and directed by Vera Krushkova. Bat World Bulgaria rescues, rehabilitates and returns bats to the wild, and also works to stop cruelty to bats by educating the public. Despite the administrative obstacles, Bat World Bulgaria works protect the colonies in the buildings that are being renovated. Every year they rescue hundreds of victims and return them back to nature. A large proportion of these saved lives were at the brink of death because of the activity of humans. Their motto is “Too many bats losing their lives because of humans. Let’s keep them safe. ♥” Click here to donate to Bat World Bulgaria.
BAT WORLD JAPAN
Bat World Japan, formed in 2022, is located in Chiba, Japan and directed by Mina Martinez. The Mission of Bat World Japan includes rescuing bats from the exotic pet trade (and ridding them from the trade entirely). Despite being home to 37 species of bats, over 90% of Japan’s native bats are threatened with extinction. Bat World Japan is also committed to educating the public about the importance of bats as well as rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing native bats. They also encourage farmers, schools and land owners to build bat houses to create safe homes for bats in order to help stabilize dwindling wild bat populations. Click here to donate to Bat World Japan.
BAT WORLD ITALY
Formed in 2023, Bat World Italy is located in North East Italy and directed by Sandra Bellomo with the assistance of her dedicated volunteers, Giulia and Paola Maurizio. Two years earlier, this same team established Pronto Soccorso Pipistrelli, an association dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats to the wild. Along with rescue, education is a primary mission of Bat World Italy. The more people know how wonderful and precious bats are, the more people will help to save and protect them. One of their programs, titled “Bat, a Friend Upside Down”, is directed specifically for elementary children. Click here to donate to Bat World Italy.
BAT WORLD AUSTRIA
Bat World Austria is located in Vienna and was formed in 2023. The members have been involved in microbat care for many years and are always on-call and ready to rescue bats or offer advice to the public at any time. Emergency and rehabilitation facilities are kindly provided by Blauer Kreis (Zoological Society for Animal and Species Protection). In 2022, 440 bats from all over Austria were rescued. Bat World Austria also works closely with Austrian conservation programs, partners with bat enthusiasts and encourages interest and excitement in the public about bats. Click here to donate to Bat World Austria.