Bat Conservation Trust

Bat Conservation Trust

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Bat Conservation Trust

Bats are amazing animals, being the only true flying mammal. In the UK we are lucky enough to have 17 species of bats, accounting for more than a quarter of all UK mammal species, so they are a vital part of our native wildlife.

Sadly, our UK bat populations have declined dramatically during the past century, largely due to a loss of natural habitat and roost sites, a decline in the insects they feed on, and public misconceptions about bats.

The Bat Conservation Trust (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, ensuring they are around for future generations to enjoy.

Our four key strategic objectives are:
• To determine target bat population levels through high quality information.
• To secure and maintain the stated target bat population levels through
priority conservation action.
• To win the required level of support to achieve the target numbers of bats.
• To act as the authoritative voice on bat conservation.

Bats are amazing but vulnerable animals, and they need our help. BCT does an enormous amount of work with extremely limited resources. Your support will make a big difference to what we are able to achieve.

Founded 1992

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