In Britain all bat species and their roosts are legally protected, by both domestic and international legislation. Licenses are required to permit what would otherwise be illegal activities relating to bats and their roost sites. They can be issued for specific purposes and by specific licensing authorities in each country. Click below to find out more about the related legislation, and for those in England - useful links for licensing at Natural England.

Find NatureScot bat licensing information here and Natural Resources Wales bat licensing information here.