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Rolling 12 months of Bat Group Bulletins

Content of Bat Group Bulletin No. 223: 29 February 2024

1. Nature is Essential to All People’s Future.
2. Congratulations to the BAfTaAs Winners.
3. BCT’s Response to the Government’s Hedgerows Consultation.
4. Help the Helpline this Summer.
5. Let us know what working in bat conservation means to you.
6. Request for data from bat rehabilitators – understanding the effects of climate change.
7. Reminder – Big Green Hike.
8. Key Dates for Your Diary.
9. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Bat Media.

Content of Bat Group Bulletin No. 222: 31 January 2024

1. Change to Schedule of English Regional Conferences.
2. Bat Care Network Facebook Account.
3. BCT’s Local Nature Recovery Strategies Guidance in England.
4. Biodiversity Net Gain in England.
5. Company Fined for Demolition of Bat Roost.
6. Big Green Hike.
7. Request for Articles for Spotlight on Bat Groups.
8. Please Nominate BCT in the Movement for Good Awards.
9. Volunteers Needed for Welsh Rainforest Bat Surveys.
10. Reminder – British Islands Bats Articles Wanted.
11. Key Dates for Your Diary.
12. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Bat Media.

Content of Bat Group Bulletin No. 221: 21 December 2023

1. Reminder - VBRV Train the Trainers Course 2024.
2. Key Dates for Your Diary.
3. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Bat Media.
4. Merry Christmas and a happy new year

Content of Bat Group Bulletin No. 220: 30 November 2023

1. New Bat Crime Newsletter.
2. Updated White-Nose Syndrome Guidance
3. Change to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
4. Adopt-a-Bat in time for Christmas.
5. Walking with Bats.
6. Bats in Churches Comes to an End.
7. Call for Information to Assess Interactions of Migrant Bat Species with Offshore Wind Farms.
8. British Islands Bats – Articles Wanted.
9. Please Nominate BCT in the Movement for Good Awards.
10. GBatNet Student Intake.
11. Reminder - VBRV Train the Trainers Course 2024.
12. Kate Barlow Award 2024 – Extended deadline.
13. Key Dates for Your Diary.
14. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Content of Bat Group Bulletin No. 219: 31 October 2023

1. 2023 State of Nature Report.
2. Kate Barlow Award 2024 - Applications are Open NOW.
3. WWF Wildlife Crime Partner of the Year Award.
4. VBRV Train the Trainers Course 2024.
5. Removal of Rabies Vaccination Requirement for VBRVs.
6. Testing of bats in captivity that have been in contact with people with COVID-19.
7. Bat Earned Recognition Moves from Trial to ‘Business As Usual’.
8. Species on the Edge Youth Panel is Recruiting.
9. Bat Workers Forum Minutes.
10. British Islands Bats Volume Four.
11. British Wildlife Bat Report – Records Wanted.
12. BatChat Series 5
13. New Funding for BCT Policy Work.
14. Reminder of Guidance on Live Bats at Events.
15. Key Dates for Your Diary.
16. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Content of Bat Group Bulletin No. 218: 27 September 2023

1. 4th Edition Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists Good Practice Guidelines.
2. Bat Surveys with Night Vision Aids Consultation Launched.
3. CIEEM’s Bat Mitigation Guidelines.
4. BatFest 2023.
5. Halloween for Bats.
6. Reminder – Do You Have NBMP Data to Submit?
7. Reminder – Calling All Creative Writers.
8. Key Dates for Your Diary.
9. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Content of Bat Group Bulletin No. 217: 31 August 2023

1. Artificial Light Guidance Note Updated.
2. 4th Edition Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists Good Practice Guidelines.
3. Vincent Weir Award Winner 2023.
4. Open Letter to Party Leaders.
5. Petition to Rescue our Rivers.
6. Do You Have NBMP Data to Submit?
7. NightWatch.
8. Roost Partner Launches New Bat Access Product.
9. British Islands Bats Volume Four 2023.
10. Woodland Hope and Horseshoes Take Flight!
11. Donate Research Equipment to Help the Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Center.
12. Old Detectors for Bats Without Borders' New Bat Group Project.
13. Reminder – Calling All Creative Writers.
14. Key Dates for Your Diary.
15. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Content of Bat Group Bulletin No. 216: 31 July 2023

1. BCT’s New Head of Conservation Services.
2. Nature 2030 Campaign.
3. Deadlines for Booking National Bat Conference Tickets.
4. Calling All Creative Writers.
5. Volunteer Bat Care Helpline (VBCH) Volunteer Recruitment.
6. Our New Adopt a Bat Cuddly Keyring.
7. Dead Bats and Tube Sizes.
8. Dead Bats with Unknown Cause of Death.
9. Vote for BatLife Europe’s Bat of the Year, but do it quick!
10. BatLife Europe’s Noctule Count.
11. Still Time to Take Part in the National Bat Monitoring Programme.
12. Reminder – Voting is open for the Pete Guest Award 2023.
13. Reminder – International Bat Night.
14. Key Dates for Your Diary.
15. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 215: 29 June 2023

1. Retained EU Law Bill Update.
2. New Research on Viruses in British Bat Species.
3. Natur am Byth Secures Funding.
4. Helpline Response Times.
5. Voting for the Pete Guest Award 2023.
6. Request for Detector Donations.
7. International Bat Night.
8. Don’t Forget to Submit your Roost Count Data!
9. Still Time to Take Part in the National Bat Monitoring Programme.
10. Reminder – Request for ‘Bats on Holiday’ Stories for Bat News.
11. Key Dates for Your Diary.
12. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 214: 31 May 2023

1. Link to Watch the Celebration of Tony Hutson’s Life.
2. Director of Conservation Announcement.
3. Head of Conservation Services Recruitment.
4. Bat Tree and Bat Rock Habitat Keys.
5. NMBP Annual Report.
6. Retained EU Law Bill Update.
7. Nominations for Vincent Weir Scientific Award.
8. Keynote Speaker for the National Bat Conference 2023.
9. Surveys with the National Bat Monitoring Programme.
10. Rabies Pre-Exposure Vaccinations Reminder.
11. COVID-19 and Field Work/Bat Care Reminder.
12. Online Dead Bat Pack Request Form Reminder.
13. Matched Fundraising Opportunity for Local Groups.
14. Request for ‘Bats on Holiday’ Stories for Bat News.
15. Nominations for the Pete Guest Award 2023.
16. Key Dates for Your Diary.
17. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 213: 27 April 2023

1. Early Booking Discounts for the National Bat Conference 2023.
2. Winner of the Kate Barlow Award 2023.
3. Surveys with the National Bat Monitoring Programme.
4. Bat Care Mingle.
5. Nominations for the Pete Guest Award 2023.
6. Please Nominate BCT in the Movement for Good Awards.
7. Request for Articles for Spotlight on Bat Groups.
8. Fundraising Campaigns Update.
9. Reminder – British Wildlife Bat Report Records Wanted!
10. Reminder – Latest on the 4th Edition of the Bat Survey Guidelines.
11. Key Dates for Your Diary.
12. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 212: 31 March 2023

1. Latest on the 4th Edition of the Bat Survey Guidelines.
2. Updated 'Bats and Artificial Lighting in the UK' Guidance Note.
3. COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 and Bat Group Activities.
4. COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 and Live Bats at Events.
5. Office of Environmental Protection Call for Evidence
6. Chance to Double your Donation to BCT.
7. Get Ready for Spring Surveys with the National Bat Monitoring Programme.
8. East Lancashire Bat Group.
9. British Wildlife Bat Report – Records Wanted!
10. Surveying for Bats on Golf Courses.
11. Natural England Introducing Longer Bat Science & Conservation Personal Licences.
12. Bats in Churches – Training Opportunities.
13. Bats Challenge Badge.
14. BCT Fundraising at the Virtual London Marathon.
15. Help the Helpline this Summer.
16. Reminder – National Bat Conference 2023.
17. Key Dates for Your Diary.
18. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

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