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15th November 2018

We’re delighted to welcome two new Bat Conservation Officers to the Trust.

Tom Kitching is a bat biologist, with an MRes in Biodiversity and Conservation. He has a background in working with volunteers at various international wildlife NGOs, on a range of terrestrial mammals. Since specialising in bats, he has undertaken research modelling the distribution of Mexican bats, and has worked on conservation projects in Africa and eastern Europe.

Marina Bollo Palacios is a conservation biologist, with an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. She has worked on conservation and research projects in the UK, Iberia and Peru. She joins us from the University of Sevilla, Spain, where she studied breeding success, migration and malaria prevalence in barn swallows.

Tom and Marina will be developing and implementing conservation and research projects across the bat programme.