Bats found grounded or exposed need urgent help. They may be orphaned, exhausted or injured. At the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) we have a list of bat carers, wildlife hospitals and bat ambulance drivers throughout the UK known as the UK Bat Care Network. This is a network of volunteers who can assist with injured or grounded bats that are found by the general public.

Bat care volunteering is done on a local basis, generally through bat groups. Carers don’t volunteer directly for The Bat Conservation Trust, but by choosing to be listed on the UK Bat Care Network, they can help ensure that people who find grounded or injured bats are referred on to them. The Network Co-Ordinator also puts people who are interested in bat care in touch with trainers in their local area.

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