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].
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.
17th June 2020
BCT has recently updated our Professional Training Standards for Professional Ecologists Working with Bats.
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
27th May 2020
An important paper on Non-Bitumen Coated Roofing Membranes methods has just been published
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
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.