The UK has internationally important populations of bats which are at risk due to decreases in precious woodland habitats. Churches offer alternative sanctuaries for maternity roosts and hibernation. However, bats in churches can cause serious problems as bat droppings can restrict activities, damage historic artifacts and put a strain on the volunteers who look after the buildings.
Thanks to input from skilled professionals who will work with volunteers, solutions to these problems will be shared with hundreds of churches.[Thanks to Law & Religion UK for the lead.]