Update from the Roost Partnership

Update from the Roost Partnership

23rd July 2021

We are therefore very excited to welcome our second Partner to the scheme, Just Lead who produce the Bat Access tile (pictured below) have been working with BCT in recent months to hone their design.

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Concerns about the 7th Quinquennial Review

Concerns about the 7th Quinquennial Review

7th July 2021

BCT has signed an open letter to express our concerns over the change to the eligibility criteria by which species will be included on Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (WCA)

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Birthday Time! 30 Years of Bats

Birthday Time! 30 Years of Bats

6th July 2021

Birthday Time! 30 Years Of Bats It’s time to reveal our bat-themed birthday bonanza - a whole month of batty themed activities for everyone - as the Bat Conservation Trust celebrates our 30th year.

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What's in a word? - Help bats with the power of one word

What's in a word? - Help bats with the power of one word

16th June 2021

We are calling on our supporters to join us and raise their voices after the Government published a weakly worded amendment to the Environment Bill that no longer sets a target to halt nature’s decline.

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Positive signs for Britain's bat species

Positive signs for Britain's bat species

20th May 2021

The National Bat Monitoring Programme [NBMP] report published today led by the Bat Conservation Trust, presents the 2020 results of an annual 20+ year citizen science programme

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Over half of historic churches thought to house bats, but it could be many more

Over half of historic churches thought to house bats, but it could be many more

19th May 2021

It is thought that at least 60 percent of pre-16th century churches across the country contain bat roosts, but this is an out of date estimate, it could be many more and it’s likely to vary widely across the country

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Threats to bats from 'Urban Exploring' trend

Threats to bats from 'Urban Exploring' trend

7th May 2021

The Bat Conservation Trust is aware that a rising trend known as ‘urban exploring’ in abandoned buildings and underground hideaways is illegally impacting on bats.

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Bats and discoveries of new viruses

Bats and discoveries of new viruses

25th April 2021

The discovery of new viruses is happening at an ever-increasing rate, it is important to know that very few animal viruses cause ill health in humans.

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