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Bats are magical but misunderstood mammals.  They face a range of threats from persecution to habitat loss.  The Bat Conservation Trust is working to secure the future of bats in our changing world and we need your help.  Please help our unique bats by making a donation today.

One central part of BCT’s efforts to speak up for bats has been the National Bat Helpline. This has been without a doubt the front line of BCT’s work. In 2016, the dedicated helpline officers handled over 15,000 enquiries from members of the public – these ranged from scared members of the public who unexpectedly discovered a bat in their home through to emails from anonymous individuals reporting the illegal destruction of a maternity roosts. We currently receive funding from a number of sources to cover the cost of specific enquiries such as those relating to house repairs or renovations where a bat roost is present. The cost of handling many other enquiries, such as grounded or orphaned bats, relies on the generous donations from donors such as you.

If you'd like your donation to go to this project specifically, please mention it on our Just Giving page or mention it when donating over the phone. 

Baby pipistrelle£10 will help a Helpline Officer give advice on how to protect a bat roost to a homeowner, church or school

pipistrells in a bat box£50 will help us provide guidelines on building bat box into new builds


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