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Buildings, Planning and Development

21 September 2017
Why do bats roost in buildings? Bats and people have been sharing dwellings for thousands of years. As natural roosting sites have become scarce due to development and land use change, so the number of artificial roost sites has increased in the form of houses, bridges, mines, barns, icehouses, etc. Man-made…

Landscape & Urban Design

21 September 2017
Landscape design, particularly for larger developments and urban areas, can provide great benefit to native wildlife and biodiversity making healthier environments for all. We are working with landscape designers, planners, architects and ecologists to make the UK bat friendly alongside delivering better…

Guidance for professionals

6 April 2017
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…

Designing Buildings for Bats and Biodiversity: A Course for Architects, Designers and Consultants

1 February 2017
Target audience: Architects, building designers and consultants Sustainable construction is about more than just carbon and energy. Biodiverse buildings and cities contribute to abundant, healthier and happier sustainable environments. With increased emphasis on sustainability within the recent planning…

Training & best practice for professionals

12 January 2017
The Bat Conservation Trust works across many sectors to help all those whose work brings them in to contact with bats, from ecological consultants to roofers. We provide: Training for professionals Roost, a web resource on bat roost mitigation and enhancement Bat Surveys: Good Practice Guidelines…

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