Bat Carer in New Year Honours List

30th December 2014

We are delighted to hear that Jenny Clark of the Sussex Bat Hospital has been included on the New Year's Honours List for her outstanding contributions to bat conservation.

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Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund.

18th December 2014

A one off £15million roof repair fund administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport has been launched, inviting applications from congregations

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Bats and churches - a reasoned approach

12th December 2014

Response to the debate in the House of Commons on the 11th of December 2014

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The National Bat Monitoring Programme: Citizen science reveals trends in bat populations

The National Bat Monitoring Programme: Citizen science reveals trends in bat populations

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.

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Bats and Breathable Roofing Membranes

21st November 2014

Bats and Breathable Roofing Membranes - crowd sourcing

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Permitted Development call for evidence

3rd September 2014

We would like to ask for your help with this. If you have knowledge of the way in which bats have been considered in any permitted development cases since April this year (whether good or bad) we would like to hear about it.

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BATS AND CHURCHES – committed to working towards solutions

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.

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