Reform essential to tackle rising wildlife crime and ‘appallingly low’ number of convictions

Reform essential to tackle rising wildlife crime and ‘appallingly low’ number of convictions

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.

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It’s not too late to apply for the Kate Barlow Award.

23rd November 2018

It’s not too late to apply for a Kate Barlow Award but applications should be received by by Dec 3rd

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Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning - Wildlife Assessment Check

Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning - Wildlife Assessment Check

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.

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Review of the legislation protecting wildlife

Review of the legislation protecting wildlife

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

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To the bat cave/shed thanks to BillyOh.com

To the bat cave/shed thanks to BillyOh.com

23rd October 2018

All the amazing work Care Network members do is voluntary and relies on personal contributions and/or donations. This year we are lucky enough to be able to offer a little bit more to one lucky carer thanks to a very generous donation from BillyOh.com

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Nomadic Nathusius – bat ringed in the UK discovered in Belgium

Nomadic Nathusius – bat ringed in the UK discovered in Belgium

19th October 2018

A female Nathusius’ pipistrelle ringed in the UK in 2015 as part of BCT’s National Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Project has recently been recovered in Belgium

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St.Mary's church in Selborne

Flying success for bats in churches project

12th October 2018

A ground-breaking project to help churches that host large bat roosts has recently been granted £3.8 million of funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund. (HLF)

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Bat Crime Annual Report 2017 released

Bat Crime Annual Report 2017 released

10th October 2018

We are pleased to announce the release of the Bat Crime Report 2017.

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Bat Crime Conviction in York

Bat Crime Conviction in York

28th September 2018

An investigation led by the North Yorkshire Police, with support from Bat Conservation Trust and City of York Council, has helped to prosecute a developer for unlawfully demolishing a bat roost in York.

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