Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Nature Protection Service in co-operation with Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research - ISPRA
This book stems from an Agreement between the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. Its underlying philosophy is to conjugate bat conservation with the use, maintenance or renovation of buildings.
If appropriate measures are taken, the impact on bats of such changes to buildings will be negligible or null, otherwise bat populations will be seriously harmed - an offence according to Italian law.
In this book, the term “building” is used to mean all human-made structures potentially used by bats for roosting (i.e., houses, walls, bridges, viaducts, etc.).