Bats and the Millennium Link
BATS & The Millennium Link (BaTML) was launched in late 2000 with a view to monitoring the bat populations along and adjacent to the Forth & Clyde and Union Canal network that connects the east coast of Scotland with the west coast. These canals, after heavy investment, were in the process of undergoing major changes during a period when they had been completely re-opened to water traffic. From an environmental point of view these changes were by no means all negative. Many positive things are happening which we are sure will benefit the local wildlife and bats in particular. As such our canals should continue to remain very valuable wildlife corridors.
The project, which commenced in 2000, was set up primarily to study the following species of bat:
Myotis daubentonii - Daubenton’s Bat
Pipistrellus pygmaeus - Soprano pipistrelle
Pipistrellus pipistrellus - Bandit (or Common) pipistrelle
- Limited bat records from the Union & Forth and Clyde canals 2000-5
Records made at 22 locations on the canal network.
Metadata last updated on 2021-11-17 11:51:21.0