Bat Conservation Trust

Help save bats, the true stars of the night

Bats play a vital role in our environment but are often undervalued and misunderstood. They are an indicator of a healthy environment. Our work aims to educate more people about bats and their environment along with enabling more people to get involved in bat conservation.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1012361)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,702

Donations

115

Championed by The Big Give Trust

    Categories

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Four of the 11 mammal species native to Britain classified as being at imminent risk of extinction are bats. All UK bats feed on insects and are an important part of our natural heritage. They are a sign of a green and healthy environment, and yet they are often feared, misunderstood and persecuted. Due to the destruction of their natural habitat they increasingly rely on man-made habitats which can cause frictions if their needs are not understood.

Solution

The Bat Conservation Trust is the leading non-governmental organisation in the United Kingdom solely devoted to the conservation of bats and the landscapes on which they rely. To achieve our vision of a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together we will: - educate people about bats and their environment - discover more about bats, to ensure scientific evidence is in place - take action to protect them and their habitats - enable more people to get involved in bat conservation.

  • “It is difficult to see how we would have made the significant gains to bat conservation in the UK without the Bat Conservation Trust’s National Bat Helpline"

    — Chris Packham, Bat Conservation Trust’s president

  • "They are beautiful, fascinating, incredible, musical, mystical little creatures. We need to look after them, keep making them safe and welcome, so that our great grand-children, and beyond, will be able to gaze on them in wonder and treasure their company and what an honour that is"

    — Kate Rusby, Bat Conservation Trust Ambassador

  • “We were delighted to help this lovely creature and pleased to learn about bat conservation”

    — National Bat Helpline caller