Bat Conservation Trust ( BCT )
15 Cloisters House, 8 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BG, United Kingdom.
Tel office: 020 7627 2629
Bat Helpline: 0845 1300 228
Fax: 020 7627 2628
Email: enquiries AT bats.org.uk
The UK's bat populations have suffered severe declines during the past century, largely due to loss of habitat. In response to this alarming decline, all UK bat species and their roosts became protected by law. Bat enthusiasts quickly started to form local bat groups across the UK, which sparked greater interest in bats and their conservation.
The Bat Conservation Trust was formed in 1990 as an umbrella organisation for the rapidly growing network of bat groups, providing support, training and advice. BCT now acts as the national voice for bat conservation.
BCT is the only national organisation solely devoted to the conservation of bats and their habitats in the UK. Its vision is a world where bats and people live in harmony.
BCT has grown significantly since its formation, and runs a diverse range of projects aimed at conserving our bat populations through:
The Bat Conservation Trust produces a range of publications, from basic information leaflets about bats, through to professional guidance for people working with bats.
The Bat Conservation Trust and local bat groups organise a wide range of training courses and programmes across the UK, for both volunteers and professionals. They cover a wide range of subjects.
There is also an online tutorial.
The Bat Conservation Trust and local bat groups organise a range of events throughout the year, from conferences to bat walks and talks.