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National Bat Helpline

The National Bat Helpline can answer your questions and concerns about bats and give you advice on how to: 

Care for injured or vulnerable bats

Carry out work that may affect bats

Protect bats and their habitat that may be under threat

About the National Bat Helpline

The National Bat Helpline receives over 15,000 enquiries each year from building and planning professionals, householders with bat roost questions, and members of the public who have found injured and grounded bats. As a result, thousands of bats and their roosts are conserved.

The Helpline relies on the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers. This includes bat carers who rehabilitate injured bats, roost visitors who help homeowners with bat roosts and volunteers that staff the Out of Hours Helpline in the summer. Find out more about volunteering.

Want to help bats? Why not check out fundraising for bats.


For further information on the service provided by last year's Helpline service please download our BCT Helpline Annual Report 2017

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Bat Helpline

0345 1300 228