BCT is able to run the Wales Bat Project through which we work alongside 15 volunteer Bat Groups in Wales to:

  • work with Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales to ensure bats remain a high profile for nature conservation measures
  • actively promote greater awareness of bats in Wales
  • seek new ways to enable more people in Wales to appreciate and enjoy bats, and get involved in bat conservation;
  • help develop the bat volunteer network, by capacity building and facilitating information sharing
  • train bat volunteers to take part in bat conservation projects in Wales
  • identify and co-coordinate priority projects that focus on local bat conservation work in Wales.

We also work alongside Welsh Government, Natural Resources Wales and other environmental NGOs to help ensure that bats and bat conservation are properly taken into consideration when developing policy and legislation.

The project officer is Steve Lucas.

BCT is a member of Wales Environment Link (WEL) - an active network of environmental Non-Governmental Organisations in Wales and the official link between the eNGO sector and the Welsh Government.

Email: slucas@bats.org.uk

Understanding our Environment - Deall ecosystemau

Deallt ecosystemau is an exciting pilot project designed to get people to take an active interest in finding out more about their local environment and in particular bats.

This project is taking place in Anglesey and Gwynedd, and in Pembrokeshire between September 2018 to October 2019. The project lets members of the public borrow a bat detector pack from a loan centre and to put the detector out in a location of their choice for a few nights. BCT will analyse the recordings and send a report back. The information gathered will help us better understand the distribution of bats and to help direct future conservation strategies.

For more information contact Steve Lucas slucas@bats.org.uk

This project is part funded by Natural Resources Wales.