Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and volunteers from Worcestershire Bat Group discovered Bechstein’s bats in one of the county's woodland nature reserves as part of a national survey run by the Bat Conservation Trust. The project was funded by the People's Trust for Endangered Species. Find out more about the exciting discovery here.
Who was Bechstein? Visit PTES for some clues.
The Vincent Wildlife Trust: Information on the distribution of Bechstein's bat.
John Altringham, Professor of Animal Ecology and Conservation at the University of Leeds, heads a research team at the university exploring the relationships between behaviour, ecology and population biology in bats. With his colleague Anna Berthinussen, John has also published a number of academic papers looking at the effects of roads on bats.
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Tortoise Village in Norflaye, Senegal is a breeding and protection centre for threatened tortoises established by Tomas Diagne, which has the ultimate aim of reintroducing tortoises into the wild. The centre is home to over 600 specimens of five regional species – including the Sulcata Tortoise, Africa's largest land tortoise.
Read more about the Tortoise Village here