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May 2017

Wild pup Twitter competition
Wild pup Twitter competition

National Bat Monitoring Programme Annual Report 2016

Winner of the Kate Barlow Award 2017
It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Kristen Lear (PhD student at the University of Georgia) is the first recipient of the Kate Barlow Award.

Convictions for bat crime at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court
On Tuesday 11th April 2017 Magistrates sitting at Leamington Spa Court heard a case relating to the destruction of a bat roost. In passing sentence, in the opinion of the Bat Conservation Trust, they did great disservice to bat conservation and the wider fight against wildlife crime.

April 2017

Study into Wing Venation of Pipistrelle Species
Request for help from UK bat workers for a study into the wing venation of the different pipistrelle species.

March 2017

National Lottery backs ambitious plan to save twenty species threatened with extinction
Back from the Brink is the first nationwide coordinated effort to bring a wide range of leading charities and conservation bodies together to save threatened species.

Wildlife Acoustics is sponsoring the Bat Conservation Trust events in 2017
We are very pleased to announce that Wildlife Acoustics has agreed to be the exclusive sponsor for Bat Conservation Trust events in 2017. We are very grateful for this ongoing committed support.

BCT better implementation strategy message

February 2017

Bat Mitigation Project – Call for Case Studies
We are appealing for consultants to provide the details of any bat roost mitigation case studies which fit our broad criteria

Tam Dalyell 1932-2017; a bat friendly voice in parliament
We are grateful for his contribution and sad that bat conservation has lost another friend.

Bats and churches to benefit thanks to National Lottery
A new project bridging the gap between bat conservation and the protection of historic churches has received £3.8million of National Lottery support.

January 2017

Out of hours but not out of mind – volunteer for the Out of Hours Bat Helpline
Fancy a go at helping bats get the assistance they need? Applications for the forthcoming OOH 2017 season are now open!

HS2 - UPDATE
BCT echoes the concerns of the Woodland Trust for the potential to impacts on bats and biodiversity and in particular the woodland reliant Bechstein’s bat.

December 2016

EU wildlife laws saved – Help us make sure the protection remains after Brexit
We are asking everyone who cares about bats to contact their local MP

Bat Roost Mitigation and Compensation
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) have recently published a report entitled ‘Bats and Licensing: A report on the success of maternity roost compensation measures'

2017 Professional training course programme
Bookings are now open for 2017 professional training courses

November 2016

Bearing Witness for Wildlife Crime - Investigations project update
Two exciting bits of news regarding the investigations project

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