This award is given in memory of Pete Guest who was an inspirational figure in the bat conservation movement for more than 20 years. Each year, the bat world is invited to nominate individuals who have made an outstanding practical contribution to bat conservation.
The criteria for the award include: dedication, innovation, enthusiasm and inspiration in making a difference, both to bats and to people, helping make BCT's vision become a reality.
2018 Award Winners!
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for the 2018 Pete Guest Award.
The winners were Fiona and Steve Parker from South Lancashire. Fiona and Steve were nominated for their dedication to bat conservation through their 20+ years of working and caring for bats as well as their generosity in sharing their enormous wealth of knowledge and experience with anyone who asks. Their dedication to bat conservation through public engagement, fieldwork and care for bats is nothing short of inspiring. Fiona and Steve were presented with the Pete Guest Award trophy at the National Bat Conference in September 2018 in Nottingham.
The full details of the nominations for Steve and Fiona, along with that of the other nominees can be read in the nominations document.
Thank you to everyone who nominated people and/or voted this year. A total of 12 bat workers (including three joint nominations) were nominated this year and we received over 200 votes.