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ILP and Bat Conservation Trust publish guidance on bats and lighting

ILP and Bat Conservation Trust publish guidance on bats and lighting

12 Sep 2018

The Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP) has launched the latest practical guidance on considering the impact upon bats when designing lighting schemes.

The guidance has been produced in collaboration with Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) and ecologists to replace previous guidance produced in 2009.

The aim of the updated guidance is to avoid or reduce the harmful effects which artificial lighting may have on bats and their habitats, by raising awareness of the potential effects and outlining potential solutions. It also recommends a working partnership between the lighting profession and ecologists.

The ILP and BCT intend this document to be read by lighting professionals, lighting designers, planning officers, developers, bat workers/ecologists and anyone specifying lighting.

The full document and further information can be viewed here

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