Cash for Cornwall’s Bat’s!
26th May 2009
Cornwall Bat Group has received a donation of £1440 from Cornwall Environmental Consultants, to help aid their efforts with bat conservation in Cornwall.
Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) Ltd, undertake a variety of bat surveys for different purposes, such as barn conversions, housing developments, property demolition and tree felling.
Emma Wilson, Marketing & Admin Officer for CEC says;
‘Some people may have already heard of CEC, especially if they have converted their barns or outbuildings, as the company provides a Bat & Barn Owl Assessment service, which is normally required for planning applications as these are protected species. This entails a licensed bat ecologist checking to see if the property is used by bats or barn owls.
If bats or barn owls are present, then we can advise how the building work can be done in a way to adhere to legislation and to enable the bats or owls to keep using it as their home – too many habitats are being destroyed as a consequence of people not realising how important that redundant old building in the back yard is to these animals.’
CEC Ltd donates money to the Cornwall Bat Group every year, which assists with volunteer training, funding projects and educating others about bat conservation. Sam Smith, Cornwall Bat Group Secretary says;
‘We are very pleased to receive this donation from CEC. It will help to fund conservation projects and surveys with the aim to stop the decline of these fascinating mammals. This donation will also help to care for many of the injured and grounded bats that are rescued within Cornwall.’
This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 at 10:11 am and is filed under News.