Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Post-15 BAP. Updated to 2023




Conservation of Bat species

Bats have benefited from strict legal protection, direct conservation action and public awareness raising. Habitat creation and enhanced habitat management can provide the right conditions to help maintain the recovery of bat populations.

Habitat Features

Factors causing loss or decline

Advice and information:

Bat Conservation Trust

Bat Conservation Trust

Encouraging bats

Bats and the Law

Guidance for professionals

South Yorkshire Bat Group

South Yorkshire Bat Group

Natural England

Standing advice

Legal protection.

All species of bat and breeding or resting sites (roosts) are protected under the Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended)

It is an offence for anyone intentionally to

Licences are required from Natural England for work with bats and their roosts.

Good practice in conservation management for bats

Bat species conservation