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.
Factors causing loss or decline
Advice and information:
Bat Conservation Trust
South Yorkshire Bat Group
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