BatFest 2022 programme announced

BatFest 2022 programme announced

18th August 2022

It’s nearly BatFest time - the Bat Conservation Trust’s month-long celebrations, with a host of events for all ages and abilities.

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Developer fined £7,400 for ignoring bat protection law

Developer fined £7,400 for ignoring bat protection law

12th August 2022

Two directors for a housing developer have been prosecuted and fined £7,400 for renovating a former primary school in Monmouthshire without taking bats into account - on an estate that’s named after bats.

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30 years and counting

30 years and counting

13th July 2022

In 1991, bat groups across the UK decided that bat conservation needed a national voice, and the Bat Conservation Trust was born

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£4.2m lifeline for Scotland’s most vulnerable species

£4.2m lifeline for Scotland’s most vulnerable species

29th June 2022

Threatened species in Scotland have today received a £4.2m lifeline from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Environmental targets consultation

15th June 2022

Bat Conservation Trust has responded to Defra’s environmental targets consultation and would encourage others to respond.

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Local variations in fortunes of common pipistrelle – emerging patterns

Local variations in fortunes of common pipistrelle – emerging patterns

27th May 2022

Early reviews of localised patterns for common pipistrelle suggest the picture is more complicated than it would at first seem. More work is required to delve into the matter of regional and local variability, but a first analysis throws up a map for England where there are surprisingly widespread areas where the data suggest declining populations.

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Updated guidance for use of night vision aids for bat surveys

Updated guidance for use of night vision aids for bat surveys

24th May 2022

New interim guidance note about the role of night vision aids for professional bat roost emergence surveys.

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Britain’s bats edging towards recovery

Britain’s bats edging towards recovery

19th May 2022

Good news from the darkness today - some of Britain’s bat species are edging towards recovery.

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