Basic facts

  • Project Title Protection of the Lesser horseshoe and other bat species in south Poland (PODKOWIEC+)
  • AcronymLIFE Podkowiec+
  • Duration1.07.2013-30.06.2018
  • AreaSouth Poland
  • LIFE contract noLIFE12 NAT/PL/000060
  • NFOŚiGW contract no620/2013/Wn50/OP-WK-LF/D

LIFE PODKOWIEC+ project combined nature conservation with the protection of landscape, cultural and social heritage. It’s implementation was preceded by a dozen years of the National Lesser horseshoe bat Conservation Programme, a high priority activity of the Pro Natura, that became biggest and most comprehensive bat conservation programme in Poland and among largest Europe-wide.


Budget of the LIFE PODKOWIEC+ project was based on several funding sources:


Project was implemented in the period: 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2018.

Geographical range:

LIFE PODKOWIEC+ project was implemented in five voivodships of southern Poland:

  • Dolnośląskie
  • Małopolskie
  • Opolskie
  • Podkarpackie
  • Śląskie

Project activities