A boost for bats in south Wiltshire
Since the 1990’s Wiltshire Bat Group has been helping bat species to thrive across the county through a range of activities. We provided the group with a grant from our Environment Fund to help them with their South Wiltshire Greater Horseshoe Bat Project.
We spoke with Gareth Harris, who is the County Recorder at Wiltshire Bat Group, to find out what they have in store.
What is Wiltshire Bat Group’s purpose?
Gareth: Our main objective is to promote bat conservation in Wiltshire. We do this by carrying out bat surveys and research projects across the county, while also working in partnership with other organisations and training the next generation of bat ecologists.
What is the South Wiltshire Greater Horseshoe Bat Project?
Gareth: We launched this project in the autumn of 2020 to increase greater horseshoe bat populations in south Wiltshire. To achieve this, we have been supporting local communities to improve land management and population monitoring.