Species Champions: Soprano pipistrelle

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With its wings folded, the Soprano pipistrelle is small enough to fit inside a matchbox. It sometimes lives in houses, and emerges close to sunset, but may go unnoticed for years. The Soprano pipistrelle catches and eats flying insects on the wing and can be seen foraging  around woodland edge, near water and in our gardens and parks.

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. Increased awareness of the value of bats
4. 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 perceptions.

MSP Species Champion

George Adam

Member for: Paisley

Party: Scottish National Party

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