All bat species are protected by UK and European legislation, making it an offence to intentionally or recklessly kill, injure, handle or capture a bat. It is also an offence to damage, destroy or obstruct any place that a bat uses for shelter or protection (referred to as a roost). Roosts are protected all year round, whether they are active at the time or not (for example, a summer maternity roost location is protected during the winter months when bats have moved to their hibernation site).
The Naturally Wild team are experienced in bat surveying and hold the appropriate licences required to survey and legally disturb bats. Our surveys are completed in line with the latest Bat Conservation Trust and Natural England guidelines.