Due to the decreasing number of bats in the UK, all species are protected by law.
The lawis extensive in relation to bats and is too detailed and complex to try and
recreate in full here, suffice to say that you should not be making any attempts
to capture a bat or even to disturb a bat or its roost. There are heavy penalties
for anyone found guilty of a bat related crime, ranging from large fines to imprisonment.
If you are in any doubt as to your responsibilities, you should always take professional
advice before taking any action which may disturb a bat or its habitat, we would
suggest speaking with the Bat Conservation Trust in the first instance.