Bats in Churches
The last century saw a dramatic decline in bat populations, largely due to loss of habitat, and as a result bats are now protected by law. Churches are important roosting sites for bats and some have provided a safe haven from habitat loss for many generations.
The ‘Bats in Churches’ project is a unique partnership between Natural England, the Church of England, the Bat Conservation Trust, the Churches Conservation Trust, and Historic England that was created to address the issues that bats can cause in churches while continuing to protect their roosts.
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