New initiative to save Wales’ threatened species  – with lots of opportunities for people to get involved

New initiative to save Wales’ threatened species – with lots of opportunities for people to get involved

17th September 2021

A new initiative – Natur am Byth - to save rare species and reconnect communities with nature is getting off the ground in Wales.

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25 years of International Bat Night

25 years of International Bat Night

27th August 2021

The 28th of August 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Bat Night!

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‘Olympian’ bat smashes British record for long distance migration

‘Olympian’ bat smashes British record for long distance migration

5th August 2021

A tiny bat has been nicknamed the ‘Olympic bat’ by scientists after she beat all known British records and flew 2,018 km across Europe - one of the greatest ever known flights by a bat.

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Update from the Roost Partnership

Update from the Roost Partnership

23rd July 2021

We are therefore very excited to welcome our second Partner to the scheme, Just Lead who produce the Bat Access tile (pictured below) have been working with BCT in recent months to hone their design.

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Concerns about the 7th Quinquennial Review

Concerns about the 7th Quinquennial Review

7th July 2021

BCT has signed an open letter to express our concerns over the change to the eligibility criteria by which species will be included on Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (WCA)

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Birthday Time! 30 Years of Bats

Birthday Time! 30 Years of Bats

6th July 2021

Birthday Time! 30 Years Of Bats It’s time to reveal our bat-themed birthday bonanza - a whole month of batty themed activities for everyone - as the Bat Conservation Trust celebrates our 30th year.

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What's in a word? - Help bats with the power of one word

What's in a word? - Help bats with the power of one word

16th June 2021

We are calling on our supporters to join us and raise their voices after the Government published a weakly worded amendment to the Environment Bill that no longer sets a target to halt nature’s decline.

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Positive signs for Britain's bat species

Positive signs for Britain's bat species

20th May 2021

The National Bat Monitoring Programme [NBMP] report published today led by the Bat Conservation Trust, presents the 2020 results of an annual 20+ year citizen science programme

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Over half of historic churches thought to house bats, but it could be many more

Over half of historic churches thought to house bats, but it could be many more

19th May 2021

It is thought that at least 60 percent of pre-16th century churches across the country contain bat roosts, but this is an out of date estimate, it could be many more and it’s likely to vary widely across the country

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