7th January 2022

The Roost project promotes best practice through sharing bat roost mitigation design and enhancement case studies, partnership working and improving products to enhance the built environment for bats.

The Awards focus on showcasing exemplar work; entries are scored on data collection, design, planning and monitoring, but also what lessons can be learned and remedial actions taken.

Jo Ferguson, Built Environment Manager for the Bat Conservation Trust, explained: “Case studies should clearly show consideration for data collection at the baseline and monitoring stages, a thorough understanding of the planning and design process but also be able to reflect on learning acquired through this process.”

Judges for the Awards include academics, nature conservation bodies and previous winners, in this case the 2021 winner Chris Damant from Bernwood ECS Ltd for “Avoidance of swarming site loss during restoration works at Cliveden.” www.bats.org.uk/our-work/buildings-planning-and-development/roost-replacement-and-enhancement/case-studies/avoidance-of-swarming-site-loss-during-restoration-works-at-cliveden

To find out more and to submit a case study, visit our Roost web pages: www.bats.org.uk/our-work/buildings-planning-and-development/roost-replacement-and-enhancement

The Award deadline has been extended until 1st April (as we know this has been a very busy winter for ecologists!), with the winner being announced at the National Bat Conference in September 2022.

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