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Assessing trends for widespread bat species - WC1044

This is a financial contribution from Defra to a larger project. The UK Government and Devolved Administrations are committed to safeguarding biodiversity across the UK and contributing to efforts to reduce rates of biodiversity decline. Having a flexible framework of indicators is key to ensuring efficient, transparent and evidence-based reporting on progress towards targets at international, European, UK and country scales. This contribution is to provide an annual update of trends in bat populations, for inclusion in the UK and England biodiversity indicator publications.

The UK and England indicators are published annually online: UK -; England -
The Partnership is expected to deliver trends to assess the status of UK bats, but also to facilitate a greater understanding of what is happening to bats in the wider countryside and of the factors affecting those species. It will therefore deliver the UK and England bat population indicators and will contribute to the UK’s surveillance obligations under Article 11 of the Habitats Directive and to the next UK Report on Implementation of the Habitats Directive in 2013. The Partnership also aims to undertake capacity building activities to develop the network of NBMP volunteers.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : WC1044 - Final Report   (10k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2010

To: 2014

Cost: £9,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Bat Conservation Trust