The International Bat Night, initiated in 1997, is celebrated by more than 30 countries, to raise awareness on the bat's role in the ecosystem. The Daily Star)
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The Mount Lebanon city of Aley Monday celebrated International Bat Night, a global initiative to spread awareness about the nocturnal animal's importance in the ecological system, according to the National News Agency.Animal Encounter, a local NGO created to enhance awareness about wildlife, hosted the event at its center. Japanese Ambassador to Lebanon Seiichi Otsuka attended the celebration, which is now in its 18th year and is sponsored by Aley's municipality, making Lebanon one of more than 30 countries around the world who mark the occasion.
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