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AI and new technology allow ground-breaking study to help protect bats


The hidden habits of England’s rare woodland bats are being revealed in ways never seen before thanks to ground-breaking new technology piloted by Forestry England and the Bat Conservation Trust.

This pilot succeeded in recording and identifying nearly 2 million bat calls in summer 2019, presenting a huge step forward in understanding the behaviour of important protected species and the health of woodlands and biodiversity more generally.

The pilot is the first of its kind in the UK and emerged when Forestry England and the Bat Conservation Trust decided to collaborate. MORE

Header image: Bat Conservation Trust/Forestry England.