With 20 years of professional experience, Richard Crompton is known as one of the most respected specialist bat consultants in the UK. He holds licences in England and Wales, which include Advanced Bat Survey Techniques (catching bats with mist nets/harp traps and acoustic lures, ringing and marking), and is one of just a handful of bat specialists licenced under the Natural England Bats in Churches Class Licence for working on high conservation priority bats populations in Churches, including using acoustic sound deterrent techniques. He has a particular interest in the interaction between bats and historic buildings and landscapes, and a long standing interest in tree management.
BSc (Hons), CEnv, MCIEEM, FLS
Formerly founder and Director at Wildwood Ecology Limited (1998 - 2016) and a former Trustee and Director of the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT), he has worked on some of the most prominent schemes in Wales involving bats and delivered training to hundreds of people from a range of different professions. He was a member of the author/editor/review panel for all three editions of BCT's Bat Survey Guidelines.
In partnership with Dr Sandie Sowler together they run the Bat Training Partnership, including the flagship Bat Licence Training Course - the longest running bat licence training programme for professionals in the UK, with over 220 people trained since the course started in 2008.
Richard's Linked-in profile is here.