10th December 2014
Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) volunteers from across the UK have spent over 42,000 evenings monitoring bat populations as part of the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) which is the longest running (since 1996), purpose-built, multi-species monitoring programme for mammals in the UK. The efforts of these Citizen Scientists have provided experts with essential data to build up a picture of bat species populations and the results do look promising for some bat species. This information is now detailed in a new scientific paper published today.
27th June 2014
Over the last two weeks a number of articles have appeared in the media portraying the presence of bats in churches in a negative light. Bat Conservation Trust recognises the problems that some churches experience with bats. When large roosts of bats are present in churches their droppings and urine can affect not only the church fabric and furnishings, but the ability of church congregations to worship and use the church building for the full benefit of the church community. BCT works with a number of different organisations and individuals to find solutions in these difficult situations and we will continue to do so.