BCT Response to IUCN COVID-19 Recommendations for Bat Field Workers

BCT Response to IUCN COVID-19 Recommendations for Bat Field Workers

16th April 2020

On 12th April the IUCN Bat Specialist Group issued recommendations relating to bat fieldwork and COVID-19.ling bats or entering roosts was involved. UPDATED 02/06/20 with link to Natural England guidance.

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Facts About Bats & COVID-19

Facts About Bats & COVID-19

10th April 2020

The UN Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (EUROBATS) along with two other UN Secretariats have made a joint statement of the facts about bats and COVID-19.

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World Health Day 2020 - Ban Wildlife Trade

World Health Day 2020 - Ban Wildlife Trade

6th April 2020

We have joined with 240 other organisations from around the globe to call for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to recommend that governments worldwide ban wildlife markets and the use of wildlife in traditional medicine.

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Bat Conservation Trust – we are still open and here to support

19th March 2020

Understandably in these uncertain times we are all facing a variety of challenges and we want you to know that our bat conservation work will continue, although there will need to be some changes to the way we work.

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BCT Trustee awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for bat photo

BCT Trustee awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for bat photo

13th March 2020

A photo submitted by one of our Trustee’s to the Mammal Society’s Mammal Photographer of the Year competition has been Highly Commended by the judges

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What have bats ever done for us?

What have bats ever done for us?

25th February 2020

The potential association of COVID-19 with bats has led to some very wild claims in the media.

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BCT’s Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists – Good Practice Guidelines Consultation

BCT’s Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists – Good Practice Guidelines Consultation

19th February 2020

BCT is initiating a consultation regarding Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists – Good Practice Guidelines, with a view to updating this document and publishing the 4th edition in spring 2021

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BCT is supporting a call to close wildlife markets

BCT is supporting a call to close wildlife markets

12th February 2020

Bat Conservation Trust has joined with 207 organisations and individuals to strongly encourage governments across the world to introduce and enforce legislation to close wildlife markets, particularly those at which trade in live animals is commonplace, and to introduce mechanisms designed to significantly and demonstrably reduce demand for live wild animals and products derived from them.

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