Bat Case Study
BETTS ECOLOGY CASE STUDY: BAT SURVEY AND CONSERVATION
Betts Ecology undertake bat surveys and conservation throughout the year and have been doing so for more than three decades. This case relates to old mine adits but we survey and protect bats in all kinds of roosts – houses, barns, bridges, tunnels, cellars, caves, etc. We design and build bat caves (not for Batman or Robin though), bat barns and roosts of several kinds.
Client & Location
Major International Mineral Company – Forest of Dean area
Betts Ecology, with partners having specialist knowledge of the disused underground adits in the Forest of Dean and appropriate licences, explored the tunnels and other roosting sites near minerals operations, surveyed them for bat roosts, notably horseshoe bats but other species such as brown long-eareds too, so that roosts at risk could be avoided. We also constructed an artificial cave roost.
Betts Ecology successfully provided avoidance, mitigation and compensation strategies compliant with legislation.
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