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National Bat Monitoring Programme Annual Report 2023

News Item 2024

The latest annual results of the National Bat Monitoring Programme, including data up to the end of summer 2023, are now available on the Bat Conservation Trust website.

The National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP) is UK-wide monitoring scheme which has been running since 1996. The data gathered through the scheme allow population trends to be presented for Great Britain (GB) for 11 of the 17 breeding bat species found in the UK. Where there are sufficient data, trends are also provided at a UK level (one species) and at a country level.

The NBMP is run by the Bat Conservation Trust, in partnership with JNCC, and supported and steered by Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, NatureScot and Northern Ireland Environment Agency.  The programme is a citizen science programme involving hundreds of volunteers. The NBMP partners are indebted to all volunteers who contribute their time to the programme.

More information is available in the NBMP Annual Report.


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