Bat Ecology and Conservation

Designed for those new to bat work, this course gives a comprehensive foundation to bat biology, ecology and conservation. You will learn about the different UK species, range, distribution, bat conservation and threats, bat taxonomy, physiological adaptations, life histories, foraging ecology, life cycle, roosting requirements and bat identification.

Course Content Includes: 

  • Bat taxonomy
  • UK species, range and distribution
  • Bat species identification (in the hand) – with live bats
  • Bat physiology including adaptations to flight, echolocation, energetics
  • Life histories including life-cycle, mating strategies, pup development, roost composition and requirements, social behaviour
  • Feeding behaviour
  • Bat conservation and threats

Prior knowledge: None

This course is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 24 CPD credits.

These credits are valid only if attendees are registered on the Royal Society of Biology CPD Scheme.

Key Information

Start date:


£165 (£5 discounts for BCT members)


Bat Conservation Trust




Biodiversity, Ecology


Juniper Hall FSC, Surrey

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