The second largest bat in Scotland, it has often been misidentified as the closely-related Noctule bat.
Ongoing research is adding to our knowledge of the distribution of this little-known bat, which seems to prefer the southwest, with the Noctule preferring the southeast.
- Go on a bat walk.
- Ensure wind turbine sites are monitored for Leisler’s bat before and after construction.
- Support conservation of ancient woodland and planting of mixed woodland.
- Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented.
Lack of knowledge about the species and how to protect it; injury from wind turbines due to its high-flying habit.
MSP Nature Champion