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July 2017

Helen Hayes MP champion of the common pipistrelle joins fellow Species Champion MPs to celebrate first year of the Species Champions Project
Helen Hayes MP attended an award ceremony in Westminster on Monday 3 July to mark the first anniversary of the Species Champions project and celebrate the recruitment of 39 MPs from across the political spectrum.

Gardening for Bats Events
An update on gardening for bats events. With an insight into Gardeners World Live 2017 and the Celebrity Theatre at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017.

Bobby the Brown Long-Eared Bat
It has been one year since Bobby the Brown Long-Eared Bat flew off the shelf and was introduced to the world. This incredible little book written and published by Angela Mills, and illustrated by the talented wildlife artist Kate Wyatt, is a beautiful depiction of the life of a Brown Long-Eared bat.

Bat Habitats Regulation Bill (HL 2017)
Bat Conservation Trust are aware of a private members bill (Bat Habitats Regulation Bill) sponsored by Lord Cormack that will have its first reading in the House of Commons on 3 July 2017. We believe that this bill is impractical and would be disastrous for bat populations.

June 2017

Smart detectors to monitor urban bat life
The activity of urban bats in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) in London is being monitored in real-time using new, automated smart detectors that have been developed and installed by UCL and Intel scientists in collaboration with Arup, the Bat Conservation Trust, and the London Wildlife Trust.

May 2017

Speaking up for bats
If you care about the conservation of bats then here are three targeted questions you can put to your local candidates

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.

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