Helpline heroes rescue 63 baby bats struck by heat wave

Helpline heroes rescue 63 baby bats struck by heat wave

1st July 2020

Bat rescuers have been called out to an unusual case of 63 baby bats found in daylight and struggling in the heat wave this week.

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IUCN Bat Specialist Group recommended strategy for bat researchers during COVID-19 pandemic

IUCN Bat Specialist Group recommended strategy for bat researchers during COVID-19 pandemic

30th June 2020

We don’t yet know whether humans can pass SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) to wild animals but wildlife researchers are being asked to take appropriate precautions until scientists understand more about transmission risks from humans to other animals [updated 22/07/20 with MAP Decision Tree].

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The Time is NOW - Mass Virtual Lobby for a Green Recovery

The Time is NOW - Mass Virtual Lobby for a Green Recovery

25th June 2020

We want to make sure that whatever steps the government decided to take with the Environment Bill, it benefits people, the environment and wildlife, including of course bats. That is why we are asking you to join us in a second, virtual The Time is Now mass lobby of MPs on 30 June.

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Professional Training Standards for Professional Ecologists Working with Bats interim 2nd edition

Professional Training Standards for Professional Ecologists Working with Bats interim 2nd edition

17th June 2020

BCT has recently updated our Professional Training Standards for Professional Ecologists Working with Bats.

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HS2 Phase One Construction Cause for Concern

HS2 Phase One Construction Cause for Concern

12th June 2020

Reports we have been receiving about potential disturbance and damage to bat roosts in trees during the maternity season in Warwickshire woodlands (Kenilworth Sites) due to HS2 Phase One construction is a cause for concern for BCT

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Non-Bitumen Coated Roofing Membranes - NEW research published

Non-Bitumen Coated Roofing Membranes - NEW research published

27th May 2020

An important paper on Non-Bitumen Coated Roofing Membranes methods has just been published

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National Bat Monitoring Programme Annual Report 2019

National Bat Monitoring Programme Annual Report 2019

14th May 2020

The latest results of the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) with data up to the end of summer 2019 are now available

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Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium 2019

Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium 2019

6th May 2020

A document detailing the proceedings, Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium, has just been published.

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A sad goodbye to Dr Tom Kunz

A sad goodbye to Dr Tom Kunz

28th April 2020

The Bat Conservation Trust was very sad to learn of the death of Dr Thomas H. Kunz.

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