Bats and the Law

In Britain all bat species and their roosts are legally protected, by both domestic and international legislation.

This means you will be committing a criminal offence if you:

  1. Deliberately capture, injure or kill a bat
  2. Intentionally or recklessly disturb a bat in its roost or deliberately disturb a group of bats
  3. Damage or destroy a bat roosting place (even if bats are not occupying the roost at the time)
  4. Possess or advertise/sell/exchange a bat (dead or alive) or any part of a bat
  5. Intentionally or recklessly obstruct access to a bat roost

 

For more information look at the Bat Conservation Trust website – http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/bats_and_the_law.html

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Need a bat survey?
Please note, Cardiff Bat Group does NOT carry out survey work for commercial developments. If you require professional survey work, please refer to the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) website, which contains a Professional Directory of ecological consultants.