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Resources to Further Bat Conservation

  

             RESOURCES TO FURTHER                                 BAT CONSERVATION

As a British charity dedicated to the conservation of bats and their habitats in the UK, the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) sees education as central to its work. Over the 20 years since its formation BCT has developed resources to target different audiences, from  voluntary  groups to professionals, young people to community leaders and teachers, in fact, to anyone who wants to inspire people about bats. Further resources are freely available throughout the BCT website; however, some are restricted to members, networks and partner groups.

We aim to make these resources more accessible to a wide range of audiences; some may be useful to experienced groups in the UK and elsewhere, whilst others are more relevant to those wishing to set up a new bat conservation organisation outside the UK in order to further international bat conservation. Certain items will still be useful as a guide to producing something more appropriate to different circumstances.

Resources are grouped into four main categories, though some content may be interchangeable:

 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH 

In this area you will find a range of exciting examples, tools and guides which you can use to help your organisation engage the public with bats and their conservation.We have included resources for engaging young people, tips on running bat walks,  guidance on accessibility to people with special needs and more. 

INVOLVING YOUNG PEOPLE

We have included resources for engaging young people, tips on running bat walks,  guidance on accessibility to people with special needs and more. 

SETTING UP AND DEVELOPING AN ORGANISATION 

Here you will find practical tools and guidance which are useful in both setting up your bat conservation organisation, and in improving its effectiveness. Included are tips for advocacy and media strategy, defining roles in your organisation, and increasing recruitment.  

GUIDANCE AND TRAINING

Here we provide examples of informative leaflets you might develop for specific information such as management for bats and legal guidance. 

 

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