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Bat friendly building - information for home owners, architects and policy officers

Over 35 species of bats occur in Europe. A number of these inhabit crevices and spaces such as wall cavities in buildings. However, roosting opportunities for bats are disappearing due to the demolition or renovation of older buildings and a lack of suitable crevices, cracks and openings in new buildings. If the availability of suitable roosting spaces continues to decline, certain species of bat will be driven from the local environment. In this document, we show how safe and attractive roosting opportunities for bats can be incorporated into buildings through good design and construction techniques.
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