Are British Bats protected by Law?

Yes, all British bats and the places they roost are protected by law.

Because trees and woodlands are cut down to aid the development of homes and roads, the bats food supply and shelters diminish, so there are fewer bats in existence.

The law protects them by ensuring that permission is given by the authorities’ before any alterations to the land can be made, thus safeguarding the bats homes and food chain.