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August 2018

National Bat Helpline report 2017 released
The National Bat Helpline receives thousands of enquiries each year. As a result, thousands of bats and their roosts are saved from damage or destruction. It is with this in mind that we are releasing the latest National Bat Helpline report.

June 2018

Gardener’s World Live 2018 with an exciting collaboration
The Bat Conservation Trust will be attending Gardener’s World Live (GWL) in Birmingham for the 8th consecutive time but this year we have an exciting collaboration!

May 2018

The Bat Conservation Trust and the Ministry of Justice sign an MoU
Jo Ferguson, Built Environment Officer for the Bat Conservation Trust, discusses the exciting joint initiatives ahead to support bat conservation upon the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Justice.

National Bat Monitoring Programme Annual Report 2017
The latest results of the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) with data up to the end of September 2017 are now available

Conviction of roost destruction in Worcestershire
Individual pleaded guilty to the destruction of a bat roost however the level of fine imposed was disappointing.

April 2018

Conviction on three counts of roost destruction
A complex investigation undertaken by Kent Police recently saw London based Knightspur Homes convicted at Sevenoaks Magistrates Court on three counts of roost destruction. Sentencing was adjourned for consideration of a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) confiscation order by the Crown Court.

Bat Habitats Regulation Bill [HL] 2017-19
The Bat Habitats Regulation Bill sponsored by Lord Cormack is scheduled to receive its second reading in the House of Lords on Friday 27th of April 2018.

Winner of the Kate Barlow Award 2018
Congratulations to Laura Pulscher, winner of the Kate Barlow Award 2018!

March 2018

New species of bat found in Jersey, the lesser horseshoe bat
Annyctalus Ecology are delighted to announce another new bat species for Jersey - the lesser horseshoe bat, which is also BatLife Europe's Bat Species of the Year 2018

February 2018

A property developer and demolition company manager who admitted destroying roosts for protected species of bats have been sentenced at court.

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