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Bat Conservation Trust
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Stories from the bat conservation movement. This podcast is for anyone who loves bats or has an interest in bat conservation and the wider bat conservation community. Trustee and ecologist Steve Roe talks to the experts as well as local heroes to bring you the stories from the world of bat conservation. Series 3 is out now. Series 4 is coming later this year with episodes released every second Wednesday from autumn 2022 through to Spring 2023. Bats are magical but misunderstood mammals. At the Bat Conservation Trust we have a vision of a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together.


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Latest Episodes

Hidden amongst the boughs of an Oak tree, Steve & his guests look down over the Knepp Castle Rewilding Estate; former farmland which has been allowed to return to nature by the owners Isabella Tree & Charlie Burrell. In this episode, as the sun sets ... more

5 months ago

Discover the amazing work taking place in the dead of night each year by hoards of volunteers. This episode starts with Steve joining a team of these volunteers who are counting out a brown long-eared bat roost in the Derbyshire Dales at dusk as a ne... more

5 months ago

Join Steve on the Welcombe Hills overlooking Stratford-upon-Avon as he sits down with the author of Bobby the brown long-eared bat, a childrens book which follows the adventure of a baby brown long-eared bat who lives in the attic of a farmyard. Sitt... more

6 months ago


5 out of 5 stars from 55 ratings

    A little late on finding this podcast but I have been such a big lover of bats. Iv know about the Bag Conversation Trust but only recently finally signed up as a member and doing research on the Bat Convention Trust website I found this podcast. I have learned so much already and has given me so much inspiration to want to do more for bats, love listening to the many different guests and learning about all the amazing things people are doing for amazing bats.

    Apple Podcasts
    Mica Pratt
    United Kingdom19 days ago
  • Fascinating and engaging

    This is an excellent podcast; Steve has a great style of interviewing and has met with a wide range of speakers coming from different perspectives and expertise in the bat world.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 months ago
  • I listen to a lot of podcasts about animals. I really enjoy this one, as they are clearly passionate about bats, and makes me want to do more to support the work they do. They go into a lot of detail, and you really get to understand the conservation work they do and why it's important.

    Podcast Addict
    4 months ago
  • Educational, Interesting and varied!

    This is such a brilliant podcast. As an ecological consultant who has worked with bats for the last 9 years I still learn things every episode and want to listen to more! Steve has such a great hosting style and the episodes are easy to listen to and fun too! The topics are varied and not always about research projects or particular species but about different peoples perceptions of bats and how they became interested. It’s definitely worth a listen and will make you want to get more involved in... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom5 months ago
  • BatChat is a real treat. The episodes are long enough to be engrossing but not too technical. If you love the natural world give it a go.

    Podcast Addict
    7 months ago

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