The UK’s Mineral Products Association (MPA) has continued to deepen its focus on biodiversity by strengthening its partnership with the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT). BCT’s Director of Conservation, Dr Carol Williams, was invited as a guest speaker to the MPA’s Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Group meeting. During her speech, Dr Williams outlined the threats facing bats and opportunities for future conservation. She also explained various ways in which the MPA and its members could help to support conservation work in the face of declining bat numbers in the UK.
“I would be delighted to see shared aims bringing our working relationship closer together to the benefit of all involved – and who knows, maybe bats will be a feature of future MPA biodiversity awards,” said Dr Willliams.
David Payne, Senior Planning Advisor MPA, added: “We are delighted to be working with the BCT and, with our members, will be exploring opportunities to deliver practical measures to help conserve and enhance bats on both working and restored sites.”
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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