Our Vision

A world where bats are better understood and their wild habitats cared for.

Our Mission

To undertake research to better understand the different requirements of bats.
To communicate with and educate others to help them better protect bats.

How We Will Achieve This

Identify and undertake research that will further the conservation of bats.
Deliver up to date and informative short courses.
Support professionals towards achieving a bat licence.

Who we are


Jim Mullholland

BSc (Hons) Dip Arb L6 (ABC) MCIEEM MArborA MICFor

Jim is an ecologist and arboriculturist specialising in bats and veteran trees. He has been involved with bat research since 2005 and has a diverse range of work experience having worked in consultancy, local authority and charity sectors.

Jim holds Natural England Class 3 & 4 and a Natural Resources Wales bat survey licences.

He has a strong background in training, having developed and delivered courses for the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), the Arboricultural Association, the Ancient Tree Forum. He is also a LANTRA registered trainer.

Sean Shereston

BA (Hons) Dip Arb L4 (ABC) TechArborA

Sean has been working in environmental conservation since 2009, with a specialism in arboriculture and bat work. He has been involved in a range of research and commercial projects including extensive bat trapping and radio-tracking surveys.

Sean holds Natural England Class 2 and Natural Resources Wales bat survey licences.

He has delivered training throughout his career ranging from practical climbing and chainsaw units, to bat awareness and advanced bat survey techniques. He is also a LANTRA registered trainer.