Guidance for professionals
Guidance for professionals
The Bat Conservation Trust encourages people working with bats, or those who might come into contact with bats or their roosts during their daily lives, to follow good practice.
We have worked with organisations and individuals across many sectors to develop a range of guidance to help you conduct your business or perform your work with consideration for bats.
Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines 3rd edition
These guidelines are a key reference for professional ecologists working with bats. Click on the image to the left to view a non-printable pdf. Hard copies are available from NHBS for £29.99 and BCT members receive a 20% discount.
Bat Care Guidelines: A Guide to Bat Care for Rehabilitators
This is the second edition of the guidelines which was published in September 2016. These guidelines provide veterinary practices and new rehabilitators with practical advice that can be used when treating bats brought into their care. The guidelines contain basic information on all aspects of a bat's rehabilitation and refer the reader to further sources for a more detailed explanation.
If you are a veterinary practice or a new rehabilitator and would like a copy of the guidelines please click here or email Laura Brown, stating your reason for wanting to receive a copy of the guidelines.
Landscape and Urban Design for Bats and Biodiversity
Available in hardcopy from NHBS or as a non-printable download our new guide presents simple but effective measures designers, ecological consultants, developers and planners can use to enhance biodiversity on sites of all sizes with a focus on bats. Written, edited and reviewed by experts and practitioners the content covers landscape design features such as urban woodlands, trees, urban wetlands, green roofs, walls, linear features, eco-passages and lighting from a bat ecology perspective. It also includes a useful plant species list categorised by features such as rain gardens, green roofs, living walls and bed and borders based on plants that provide benefit to bats.
Invertebrate Trapping for Bat Rehabilitation
Developed by BCT, in consultation with Natural England, CCW, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), local bat group members, Butterfly Conservation, Buglife and the Amateur Entomological Society. Download Invertebrate Trapping for Bat Rehabilitation
Aimed at anyone who owns or manages trees. It is applicable to wooded landscapes such as parks, large estates, National Parks, woodland reserves and commercial forests managed for timber, tourism or game. Published by the Forestry Commission for England and Wales, in partnership with BCT, CCW and English Nature (Natural England). Woodland Management for Bats
Bats and Lighting in the UK
Produced by BCT in partnership with the Institution of Lighting Engineers (ILE), this document is suitable for both bat workers and lighting engineers. Bats and Lighting in the UK