This project began in 2015, when we decided to place some shelter boxes for bats in our vineyards. The aim was to test some box models, make an inventory of the species present in the territory and confirm that the placement of these shelters was an effective strategy for the conservation of bats given our farming conditions.
The results of this first experience made for the Final Degree Project (TFG) of the Degree in Agrifood and Rural Environment Engineering of Juan Martínez Barberá, directed by Rosa Vercher Aznar (UPV). The work was presented as an article and presentation at the I Mediterranean Viticulture Symposium ECOWINEMED, Utiel, 2017.
THE PROJECT’S BEGINNINGS - SUMMARY OF RESULTS, 2018
In 2018,our symbiosis with the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the University of Valencia started. We began the University of Valencia – Bodegas Enguera Cooperation Project “Conservation of bats in wine-growing ecosystems for the control of the grapevine moth ” financed with funds from the Rural Development Plan of the Valencian Community 2014-2020.
The first year we carried out a methodological essay that produced the Master’s Thesis (TFM) of the Master in Biodiversity: Conservation and Evolution, carried out by Francisco Salvador Beltrán Pajarón, and directed by Juan Salvador Monrós González (Universitat de València) and Juan Martínez Barberá (Bodegas Enguera).