Jan 18, 2023
How the Western Link could affect the Western barbastelle
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S4E40 In this interview recorded right at the end of August 2022, Steve is sat in a Norfolk woodland with Dr Charlotte Packman. We learn what potential impacts a new road in the area might have on the local bat populations and as Lotty explains it could have a significant impact on a nationally significant barbastelle bat population. Lotty works for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) as their Conservation Scientist and the research discussed in this episode has been a collaboration between NWT, Wild Wings Ecology and the University of East Anglia. Lotty starts us off by introducing herself and describing where we are.

Read the latest on the NDR from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
Read other news on the NDR from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
Our own position statement on the NDR is here.
The petition can be found here.
Listen to that other episode mentioned with Jane Harris at the incredible Paston Great Barn site.
Since recording this episode the Norfolk Wildlife Trust have submitted a proposal to Natural England to consider the Wensum Woodlands for SSSI status. You can find that application listed here.

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