The Roost Awards promote best practice bat roost mitigation and enhancement. Case studies should therefore showcase data collection techniques at the baseline and monitoring stages and also a show a thorough understanding of the planning and design process.
Judges for the Awards will represent academia, the statutory nature conservation bodies and ecological consultancy and will be looking for examples of best practice but also looking to see which consultants could share learning from their experiences.
Best practice guidance and research includes:-
- Bat Mitigation Guidelines, English Nature (2004)
- Bats and Licensing: A report on the success of maternity roost compensation measures, Scottish Natural Heritage (2016)
- Reviewing the evidence on mitigation strategies for bats in buildings: informing best-practice for policy makers and practitioners, CIEEM, UWE Bristol and University of Exeter (2018)
Judges will be scoring the bat roost mitigation case studies therefore under four criteria, looking for how they demonstrate best practice in:
- surveys / initial data collection
- design and planning
- lessons learned / remedial action taken
For details of the previous bat roost mitigation case study winner BSG in 2012 please follow this link : https://www.bsg-ecology.com/bsg-ecology-wins-bat-roost-award/