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MPA develops partnership with Bat Conservation Trust

MPA and Bat Conservation Trust

Organizations explore ways to bring working relationship closer together to benefit UK bat population

A NEW chapter in the Mineral Products Association’s history of partnership working to further the outcomes of biodiversity enhancement began last month when Dr Carol Williams, director of conservation at the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT), was invited as a guest speaker to the MPA’s meeting of its Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Group.

Dr Williams introduced the group to the world of bats and the threats and opportunities to their future conservation. She then presented a wide range of ways in which the MPA and its members could support vital conservation work to reverse the serious decline all UK bats have undergone.


Looking forward to exploring further how future partnerships and collaborations between the BCT and MPA might work, Dr Williams commented: ‘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.’

David Payne, the MPA’s senior planning advisor, said: ‘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 quarry sites.’


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