All bat species, their breeding sites and resting places are protected by law

You’re breaking the law if you:

  • deliberately capture, injure or kill bats;

  • damage or destroy a breeding or resting place;

  • obstruct access to their resting or sheltering places;

  • possess, sell, control or transport live or dead bats, or parts of them;

  • intentionally or recklessly disturb a bat while it’s in a structure or place of shelter or protection


Either or both of the following could happen if you’re found guilty of any offences:

  • you could be sent to prison for up to 6 months

  • you could get an unlimited fine

Staffordshire Bat Group 2021

Staffordshire Bat Group are working to increase knowledge, understanding, awareness and conservation of bats in Staffordshire

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