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Green City Bats

Green City Bats was a successful initiative developed by the Count Bat team in August 2009. The focus of the project was 'Friends of' groups in cities. The aim of the project was to inform groups about bats, their presence in local areas and how bats provide a great opportunity to run community events and activities.

Over 80 'friends of' groups in London signed up to the GCB project and the scheme has since also been piloted in Bristol and Newcastle. You can see on the map below where the groups are in those different cities.

Bats are a great way to understand how individual sites form part of a bigger mosaic of urban wildlife habitat and having so many groups each looking after their local piece of green space gives us hope that bats will continue to survive in our cities.

Although the Count Bat project is coming to an end, the Bat Conservation Trust will endeavour to help you with resources (see below map) and information for your future events.

Contact

General
Via email at enquiries@bats.org.uk or by phone on 0345 1300 228. Alternatively you can contact Lisa Worledge, Partnerships Officer, via email to lworledge@bats.org.uk or call 020 7820 7176.

To borrow bat detectors in Croydon (South London)
Please contact: Meike Weiser, Community Partnership Officer (Croydon Council)
Email: biodiversity@croydon.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8726 6900

To borrow bat detectors in Haringey (North London)
Please contact: Chris Poore, Assistant Operations Manager (Haringey Council)
Email: chris.poore@haringey.gov.uk
Telephone: 07792 437 245

Find GCB groups in London, Bristol and Newcastle

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