8th April 2019
A development company has been fined more than £18,000 for illegally destroying a building where protected Pipistrelle bats were known to roost.
31st January 2019
Bat Conservation Trust’s has submitted its response to the Defra consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain
18th January 2019
Bat Conservation Trust, along with other bat conservation organisations, would like the government of Mauritius to reconsider its decision to cull 13,000 endangered Mauritius fruit bats. Previous culls, in 2015 and 2016, have already caused significant damage to this vulnerable population of endemic fruit bat.
21st December 2018
BCT is inviting tenders for a new National Bats in Churches database and online recording form. This work is part of the Bats in Churches Partnership Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. **UPDATE** We have received sufficient interest for this project so have closed the tendering process. 17/01/19
30th November 2018
The second Annual Wildlife Crime Report, produced by members of the Wildlife and Countryside Link and Wales Environment Link coalitions, reveals that reported terrestrial wildlife crime incidents against bats, badgers and birds of prey rose by an average of 24% last year, with the number of wildlife crimes incidents reported rising by 9% overall.
23rd November 2018
It’s not too late to apply for a Kate Barlow Award but applications should be received by by Dec 3rd
23rd November 2018
The Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning is seeking to increase awareness about the need for background biodiversity checks, by local authorities as well as by householders and developers. The partnership, involving 18 organisations, has developed an online tool – the Wildlife Assessment Check – to help indicate when expert ecological input is required as a part of a planning application.
20th November 2018
The latest review of the legislation protecting wildlife has concluded that the challenges associated with the protection of internationally important bat populations in England arise from how the legislation that protect bats are implemented, and not with the laws themselves