Development company fined £18,000 for destroying a bat roost

Development company fined £18,000 for destroying a bat roost

8th April 2019

A development company has been fined more than £18,000 for illegally destroying a building where protected Pipistrelle bats were known to roost.

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Thames Valley Police bat crime conviction

Thames Valley Police bat crime conviction

13th February 2019

First case of bat crime investigated by Thames Valley Police has been prosecuted

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BCT’s response to Biodiversity Net Gain Consultation

BCT’s response to Biodiversity Net Gain Consultation

31st January 2019

Bat Conservation Trust’s has submitted its response to the Defra consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain

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BCT supports calls for an end to culls of the Mauritius Fruit Bat

BCT supports calls for an end to culls of the Mauritius Fruit Bat

18th January 2019

Bat Conservation Trust, along with other bat conservation organisations, would like the government of Mauritius to reconsider its decision to cull 13,000 endangered Mauritius fruit bats. Previous culls, in 2015 and 2016, have already caused significant damage to this vulnerable population of endemic fruit bat.

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Invitation to tender for new National Bats in Churches database

Invitation to tender for new National Bats in Churches database

21st December 2018

BCT is inviting tenders for a new National Bats in Churches database and online recording form. This work is part of the Bats in Churches Partnership Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. **UPDATE** We have received sufficient interest for this project so have closed the tendering process. 17/01/19

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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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