Bat Crime Investigations
Bats have a low reproductive rate and are particulalry vulnerable to a range of threats. To protect bats against further population declines all UK bats and their roosts are protected by law.
If you think that a bat related crime is happening find out what you should do
BCT’s Investigations Project aims are
Recording bat related crime;
Providing support training and advice for the police, SNCOs and bat workers to ensure incidents are reported, investigated, and the law enforced i.e. prosecutions are taken forward where appropriate;
Targeting the groups and sectors that perpetrate bat related crime for education and awareness raising initiatives, such as the production of best practice guidelines to improve work practices;
Improve areas of UK policy in particular those that relate to planning and species licensing to reduce opportunities for ignoring the legislative protection given to bats.