All 18 species of bat in the UK are protected by domestic and European legislation. Bats can roost in trees, buildings, caves, tunnels, bridges and other structures, as long as there is suitable habitat nearby for them to forage.
It is illegal to:
Where a project or development is likely to impact bats or their roosts, a survey is required. This is to establish the species present and the number of bats likely to be affected along with the potential impact on the bats.
For more information about traditional surveying and mitigation, please see our Bat Ecology page.
The list price of each kit containing enough consumables to take 4 separate samples is £15. Each individual sample analysis is £45 (standard service – 10 working days) or £60 (fast track – 5 working days). All prices are ex-VAT.
For further information please contact Helen Rees.