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NBMP Volunteers

A huge thank you must go out to all of our hard-working NBMP volunteers who have collected bat data that have contributed to this report. The NBMP relies on the ongoing efforts of hundreds of volunteers whose dedication allows us to produce population trends for UK bats. Without our volunteers the NBMP would not exist.

Many of our volunteers have received training from our volunteer Regional Bat Detector Workshop Leaders (RBDWLs) and we would like to thank them for their continuing dedication to helping us to train up volunteers to maintain the high standards of NBMP surveys. RBDWLs include Ian Bond, Mike Castle, Rebecca Collins, Ian Cornforth, Richard Crompton, Richard Dodd, Colin Edwards, Emma Grubb, Andrea Hudspeth, Claire Lacey, Bill Landells, Steve Lucas, Helen Lundie, John Martin, Aidan Matthews, Steve Parker, Clare Rawcliffe, Adam Samson, Natalie Todman, Nick Tomlinson, Edward Wells, Lisa Worledge and Anne Youngman. Many BCT staff have contributed to the NBMP and special thanks go to our interns and office volunteers who contributed to the programme in 2016: Sophie Prideaux, Liz Ferrell and Naomi Cornwell. 

About NBMP

The National Bat Monitoring Programme is run by the Bat Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, and supported and steered by Natural EnglandNatural Resources WalesNorthern Ireland Environment Agency, and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Bat Conservation Ireland contributes Northern Ireland bat records collated by the Irish Bat Monitoring Programme which is funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Data are shared on the NBN Atlas.

Members of the NBMP team at BCT were responsible for entering and processing the data used in this report, and Steve Langton completed all the statistical analyses.

This report was completed in May 2017.

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