In Fata v Minister of the Environment the ERT considered it a novel and unproven theory when the 240 appeal, represented by Mr. Raivo Ukkivi, argued that the additional mortality caused by IWT, especially to bats that might be somewhat resistant to White Nose Syndrome, might well constitute serious and irreversible harm to some bat species.
The Long eared bat population has been reduced by 98%. When populations are that severely impacted ones wonders whether they can ever recover and only the ERT could fail to understand that any additional mortality was serious and probably irreversible.
This short article makes the point: https://www.facebook.com/albertabats/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
While you’re there take the quizz and find out who your batty soulmate is:
after all, who can resist such cute and useful beings