Species Champions: Common pipistrelle

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With its wings folded, the Common pipistrelle is small enough to fit inside a matchbox. It often lives in houses, and emerges close to sunset, but may go unnoticed for years.
The Common pipistrelle consumes thousands of midges every night.

Action Needed

1. Encourage the use of bat boxes to create roost sites.
2. Support creation of habitat such as woodland or water which is rich in insect life.
3. Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented

Threats

Loss of roosts due to renovation of properties without retaining access  for bats; decline in insects; negative publicity.

MSP Species Champion

Annie Wells

Member for: Glasgow

Party: Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party

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