The State of the UK's Bats 2017

The State of the UK’s Bats 2017

JNCC and the Bat Conservation Trust have published ‘The State of the UK’s Bats 2017‘, setting out national bat monitoring programme population trends.

Headlines are that the latest trends indicate that populations of the bat species monitored are stable or recovering (though a few results need treating with caution at present), which suggests that current legislation and conservation action to protect and conserve bats are having a positive impact and should be continued. However, any improvements must be seen in the context of dramatic historic declines and many pressures on bat populations still remain, including ongoing roost and habitat loss, increased urbanisation, impacts of artificial lighting, and wind turbines, where they have been installed and managed inappropriately.

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