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September 2016

New Stand at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre
BCT’s Built Environment Project now has a permanent stand covering a range of built environment and bat conservation awareness issues at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre

Meet the winners of the Vincent Weir and Pete Guest Awards 2016
We are very happy to announce that the winner of the Vincent Weir Award 2016 is Dr. Rachael Cooper-Bohannon and for the Pete Guest Award 2016 the winner is James Shipman.

State of Nature Report 2016
This report has been created thanks to the collaboration of 53 conservation organisations. It represents the most comprehensive assessment to date of the status of species at land and sea in the UK.

Bats and Wind turbines research project
The much anticipated report based on the University of Exeter research on bats and wind-turbines has been released.

August 2016

Mitigation Case Studies Forum: call for case studies
BCT’s Bats and the Built Environment Project will be running a Mitigation Case Studies Forum on 24th January 2017 at the Arup headquarters in London.

Norfolk Bats and Churches Nights 2016 by Phil Parker
Members of the Norfolk Bats in Churches Project, led by Phil Parker, ran a series of 7 bat nights in some of Norfolk’s medieval Churches containing significant bat roosts during late July and early August.

The Lithuanian Bat that traveled a long way
Shirley Thompson from the Kent Bat Group and Honorary Education officer at Bat Conservation Trust shares her story of an exciting discovery by the Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project

July 2016

Tree roosts confirmed in Jersey, and first Daubenton’s bat caught!
The Jersey Bat Group is delighted to announce that the first tree roost sites in Jersey have now been located.

Wild About Gardens Week 2016
Gardeners urged to take action to help the stars of the night

A property developer shares his story
The police asked a developer to write about their experience as part of the Restorative Justice agreement made following a Bat Persecution case.

June 2016

BCT responds to the EU Referendum result
Following the result of Thursday’s referendum, the Bat Conservation Trust urges the government to ensure the protection of the natural environment is a priority issue in negotiations concerning the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).

New Advanced bat survey techniques level 3 (field skills) course now open for bookings

A new bat species for Jersey!

EU Referendum Update
BCT wrote to both the "Vote Leave" and "Stronger in Britain" campaigns on the 12th of May. We have so far received one response from the "Stronger in Britain" campaign which we want to share with you.

Big Bat Map launch
Bats are fully active now so it is time to clear the map and start a fresh page of sightings!

May 2016

Key science questions
BCT is committed to ensuring that conservation policy, practice and guidance is based on a robust scientific evidence base. BCT uses and generates scientific evidence to underpin bat conservation in the UK and further afield.

Bats in church buildings
Managing bats in church buildings was the focus of a one day conference of national and local representatives from the church, built heritage and conservation sectors on 13th May 2016.

EU Referendum - A request for key information
We have written to the Britain Stronger in Europe and Vote Leave campaigns to ask how a leave or remain vote will affect the UK’s treasured natural environment and its remarkable and already threatened species

National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) Annual Report 2015
The 2015 Annual Report provides the latest results from the programme, which produces population trends for 11 of Great Britain’s 17 resident bat species. All bat species we monitor are considered to have been stable or to have increased since 1999.

April 2016

20 years of the National Bat Monitoring Programme
This year the Bat Conservation Trust is celebrating 20 years of its National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP), the longest-running multi-species survey for mammals in the UK.

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