Theriologia Ukrainica
(former Proceedings of the Theriological School)

ISSN 2616-7379 (print) ISSN xxxx-xxxx (online)

2018 Vol. 16 Contents of volume >>>

download pdfSelyunina, Z. The death of bats due to anthropogenic factors in the region of the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve. Theriologia Ukrainica. 2018. Vol. 16: 119123.



The results of bat investigations in Medobory Nature Reserve


Selyunina, Z.


Black Sea Biosphere Reserve, NAS of Ukraine (Hola Prystan, Ukraine)


Theriologia Ukrainica. 2018. Vol. 16: 119123.




Ukrainian, with English extended summary, titles of tables, captures to figs, and references


The complete checklist of bat species of the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve contains 12 species. However, during recent years, only 9 species have been sighted. Most of the species prefer anthropogenic habitats such as buildings and artificial plantings. Over the past 20 years, only 12 % of observations of bats occurred in natural ecosystems. Nevertheless, the advantages of inhabiting anthropogenic habitats contrast with the increase of risks for existence under such conditions. In recent years, the studied dead animals belonged to 8 species. Among the factors that causes the death of bats are the following: transport (8 %), domestic predators and intentional killing by humans (42 %), repair of buildings, electric and heating communications (25 %), interruption of winter hibernation, hunger, hypothermia (16,7 %), and sanitary research (8,3 %). The adaptive value of synanthropization should be considered in relation to the emergence of new risks and their volumes.


bat, immediate death, anthropogenic hazards, adaptation.



Abelentsev, V. I. 1967. Useful animals of the Black Sea Reserve and their protection. Abstracts of Scientific Conference Devoted to the 40th Anniversary of the Black Sea State Reserve. Ukr. Acad. Sci. Kyiv. P. 15. (in Rus.)
Akimov, I. A. (ed.). 2009. Red Book of Ukraine. Animal World. Kyiv : Global-Consulting. P. 490515. (in Ukr.)
Animals... 2017. Animals of Ukraine in the European Red List. PandaFriends. 2017.
Berestennikov, D. S. 1977. Mammals of the Black Sea reserve. Vestnik Zoology. No. 2. P. 1217. (in Rus.)
Convention... 1979 a. Convention on the Protection of Wild Flora and Fauna and Natural Habitats in Europe. Berne, 19 September, 1979. (in Ukr.)
Convention... 1979 b. Convention on theConservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. Bonn, 23.06.1979
Gizenko, A. I. 1967. Fauna of land mammals of the Black Sea Reserve. Abstracts of scientific conference devoted to the 40th anniversary of the Black Sea State Reserve, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Kyiv. P. 2023. (in Rus.)
Godlevskaya O., D. Vishnevsky, N. Atamas. 2006. Synantropization of fauna: questions of terminology. Proceedings of the Theriological School. Vol. 8 (Fauna in anthropogenic environment). P. 613. (in Ukr.)
Godlevska, L., H. Fesenko (ed.). 2010. Fauna of Ukraine: Conservation Categories. Reference Book. The 2nd ed. Kyiv. 80 p. (in Ukr.)
Gromov, I. M., G. I. Baranova (ed.). 1981. Catalog of mammalsofUSSR (Pliocene-Present). Leningrad : Nauka. P. 3153. (in Rus.)
Isakov, Yu. A. 1969. The process of synanthropic animals, its consequences and perspectives. Synanthropization and Domestication of Animals. Moscow: Izd-vo MGU. P. 36. (in Rus.)
Merzlikin I. 1998. On cases of preying on bats. Proceedings Theriological School. Kyiv. Vol. 1 (European Bat Night '98 in Ukraine). P. 148149. (in Ukr.)
Selyunina, Z. V. 1996. Mammals. Vertebrates of the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve (Annotated lists of species). VestnikZoologii. Suppl. No. 1. P. 3943. (in Rus.)
Selyunyna, Z. V. 1998. Bats of the Black sea biosphere reserve. Proceedings Theriological School. Kyiv. Vol. 1 (European Bat Night '98 in Ukraine). P. 8084. (in Rus.)
Selyunina, Z., O. Markautscan. 2001. Additions to the annotated list of mammals of the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve. Scientific Works of the Zoological Museum. Odessa. Vol. 4. P. 9597. (in Rus.)
Selyunyna, Z. 2008. Bats that are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine in the Black Sea biosphere reserve. In: Fosenko, H. (ed.). Discoveries Animal Red Book of Ukraine. Kyiv. P. 318321. (in Ukr.)
Sologor, K. A., Selyunina, Z. V. 1995. By the bat fauna of the Black Sea State Biosphere Reserves. Bats (Chiroptera). Proceedings of the VI Meeting of the UIS Countries on Bats. Khujand. P. 4649. (in Rus.)
Zubko, J. P. 1937. Review of Chiroptera fauna in southeast of Odessa region. Proceedings of the Zoological Museum of the Ukr. RSR. No. 20. P. 121128. (in Ukr.)
Zubko, J. P. 1940. Mammals in the Lower Dnipro. ScientificnotesKharkivStatePedagogicalInstitute. Vol. 4. P. 4987. (in Ukr)


to main page of journal >>>

created: 30.04.2018
updated: 18.06.2018

Locations of visitors to this page