Injured and Grounded BatsA one-stop shop for all bat related enquiries is provided on the Bat Helpline on 0345 1300 228.
General advice for dealing with injured bats
is also provided on
this page of the Bat Conservation Trust's web site.
While bats do have some of the highest legal protection afforded to any species, you should have no reservations about following the correct procedure, as this will result in a visit from a licensed batworker who has been trained to deal sympathetically with a whole range of bat problems, and it is almost always possible to agree a course of action that satisfies the needs of all the parties involved.
Because of the legal situation, enquiries relating to problem bat roosts, such as building work, remedial timber treatments, bats in the living or working areas of buildings, should all be routed through the relevant statutory nature conservation organisation (SNCO).
Residents of Surrey and Sussex can contact the Bat Helpline (see above) or the regional office of English Nature at:
32-33 North Street,
Phone: 01273 476595
Other enquiries about bats in England may be directed through the headquarters of English Nature at:
Phone: 01733 568834
SNCOs for the other parts of the United Kingdom are:
Countryside Council for Wales,
Phone: 01248 370444
The Environment and Heritage Service,
35 Castle Street,
Phone: 01232 251477
Scottish Natural Heritage,
12 Hope Terrace,
Phone: 0131 447 4784