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Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 204: 29 July 2022

1. New EBLV-1 Case in Dorset.
2. Feedback from the Regional Conference Consultation and Moving Forwards.
3. Volunteer Bat Care Helpline (VBCH) Volunteer Recruitment.
4. National Bat Monitoring Programme Waterways Surveys.
5. Training Opportunity for Natural England VBRVs and Trainees.
6. British Islands Bats Volume Three.
7. Letter Responding to Proposed Changes to the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
8. New Facebook Account for the Bat Groups Officer.
9. Free to Download Special 30th Edition Bat News.
10. Voting for the Pete Guest Award.
11. Tributes for the Memorial Wall at the National Bat Conference.
12. Matters to Raise at the Bat Worker Forum.
13. Bat Conservation Trust AGM - Saturday 24th September 2022.
14. International Bat Night – Bat Walks from Bat Groups.
15. BatFest is Coming Back!
16. GIS Volunteer for BCT’s Mapping the Bat Groups Project.
17. Volunteer for the British Bat Survey (BBatS).
18. BCT Staff are Fundraising.
19. Key Dates for Your Diary.
20. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 203: 30 June 2022

1. Two New EBLV Cases in Dorset and Kent.
2. National Bat Monitoring Programme Surveys in July and August.
3. Voting for the Pete Guest Award 2022.
4. Matters to Raise at the Bat Workers Forum.
5. An Opportunity for Natural England VBRVs and Trainees!
6. Nominations for the 2022 NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording are Open.
7. International Bat Night – Bat Walks from Bat Groups.
8. £4.2m Lifeline for Scotland’s Most Vulnerable Species.
9. A Guinness World Record for Roger Ransome.
10. England Bat Earned Recognition (ER) – Pilot Site Registration Extension and Next Steps.
11. Key Dates for Your Diary.
12. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 202: 31 May 2022

1. New EBLV-1 Case in Dorset.
2. Passing of John Burton.
3. Interim Guidance on Use of Night Vision Aids.
4. Annual NBMP Report Released.
5. NBMP Field and Waterways Surveys – Please Help Us With Repeat Sites.
6. Partner Group Support Fund Bursary.
7. Nature Recovery Green Paper Consultation.
8. BCT Wind Turbine Consultation Response.
9. CIEEM Launch New EDI Initiative.
10. Please Nominate BCT for a Charity Giveaway.
11. English Regional Conference Consultation.
12. National Bat Conference Open for Booking!
13. Reminder - Nominations for the Pete Guest Award 2022.
14. Reminder - Request for Articles for Spotlight on Bat Groups.
15. Reminder - BCT has Three Fundraising Spaces for the London Marathon.
16. England Bat Earned Recognition (ER) Pilot Update.
17. Key Dates for Your Diary.
18. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 201: 29 April 2022

1. COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 and Live Bats at Events.
2. Ukrainian Bat Rehabilitation Centre.
3. Biosecurity & Bats: effective disease risk management – online workshop for bat groups.
4. National Bat Monitoring Programme Updates.
5. English Regional Conference Consultation.
6. Nominations for the Pete Guest Award 2022.
7. Bats in Churches Free Roost Count Training.
8. Project NightWatch.
9. British Wildlife Bat Report – Records Wanted!
10. Autumn Swarming Behaviour in Pipistrelles.
11. Bat Care Call Handling Consultation Report Now Available.
12. Biodiversity Net Gain Consultation Response.
13. England Bat Earned Recognition (ER) Pilot Update.
14. A Big Thank You for your Support of the Green Match Fund Appeal.
15. BCT has Three Fundraising Spaces for the London Marathon.
16. Request for Articles for Spotlight on Bat Groups.
17. Reminder - Request for Articles for The Young Batworker.
18. Key Dates for Your Diary.
19. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 200: 29 March 2022

1. COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 and Bat Group Activities.
2. Update on the High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill.
3. Winners of the Partner Group Support Fund.
4. Position Statement on the Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit Report.
5. BCT Green Match Appeal.
6. Amalgamation of Two Norfolk Based Bat Groups, and Logo Competition.
7. Request for Articles for The Young Batworker.
8. Last Chance to Submit Case Studies to the Roost Awards.
9. Winner of the Kate Barlow Award 2022.
10. Bat Earned Recognition Update – England.
11. Reminder - Nature for Everyone Campaign.
12. Key Dates for Your Diary.
13. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 199: 28 February 2022

1. National Bat Conference 2022.
2. Rabies Pre-exposure Vaccinations Webpage Updated.
3. Earned Recognition (ER) Update – England.
4. BCT Response to the Quinquennial Review Consultation.
5. Nature for Everyone Campaign
6. Introduction of the High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill.
7. Natural Resources Wales Want to Hear from You.
8. Opportunities and Challenges for Women and Girls in Bat Science and Conservation Discussion Panel.
9. Key Dates for Your Diary.
10. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 198: January 2022

1. NBMP Hibernation Survey – COVID-19 Guidance for Mitigating Risks to Bat.
2. Update guidance for cavers from the IUCN Bat Steering Group (BSG).
3. Bat Care Call Handling Consultation.
4. Staff Changes on the Scottish Bat Project.
5. Spring into Action Moving Online.
6. Bat Earned Recognition Pilot Update (England).
7. Other Natural England Projects for Bat Conservation.
8. British Islands Bats – Articles Wanted for Volume Three.
9. Do You Monitor a Church Roost in England for the NBMP Roost Count?
10. Hello from the Natur am Byth Swansea Bay Stars of the Night Project Development Officer.
11. Carmarthenshire Bat Atlas.
12. New Guidance Document for Multiple Bat Groups in Same Area.
13. Key Dates for Your Diary.
14. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 197: 22nd December 2021

1. Earned Recognition Pilot Update.
2. Staff Changes at BCT.
3. Scottish Bat Project Update.
4. VBRV Train the Trainers Course 2022 Reminder.
5. Spotlight on Bat Groups – Articles Wanted.
6. Bat Box Success Survey.
7. UN Report Praises UK Efforts on Wildlife Crime.
8. Ladder Guidance.
9. Bats Without Borders Calendar 2022.
10. Key Dates for Your Diary.
11. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
12. BCT Christmas Card.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 196: 30th November 2021

1. NBMP Hibernation Survey Update.
2. White Nose Syndrome Update.
3. VBRV Train the Trainers Course 2022.
4. Roost Award 2022 Open for Submissions.
5. Earned Recognition Update.
6. Change of BCT Scotland Officer.
7. Wildlife Crime Report Published.
8. Spotlight on Bat Groups – Articles Wanted.
9. NBMP Surveys and Training Support Officer Vacancy.
10. November’s Bat Group Mingle.
11. Please Vote for BCT.
12. Funding Opportunities.
13. The Environment Bill is now Law.
14. 7th Quinquennial Review Consultation.
15. Christmas Gift Ideas.
16. A Bat is now New Zealand’s Bird of the Year!
17. British Islands Bats – Articles Wanted.
18. Key Dates for Your Diary.
19. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 195: 28th October 2021

1. Tom McOwat.
2. New EBLV Cases in Somerset and Kent.
3. Bat Group Mingle – Booking Open.
4. Free Download of the Spring Issue of Bat News Focusing on Climate Change.
5. Non-Bitumen Coated Roofing Membranes Steering Group Update.
6. NBMP Hibernation Survey Update.
7. Bat Earned Recognition Project Update.
8. BCT Annual Review 20-21.
9. Applications Open for the Kate Barlow Award.
10. British Islands Bats – Articles Wanted.
11. British Wildlife Bat Report – Records Wanted.
12. NBMP Champions Meeting.
13. Digital Service Improvements at NE.
14. Key Dates for Your Diary.
15. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 194: 23rd September 2021

1. New EBLV-2 Case in Worcestershire.
2. New Bat Care Training Course.
3. Winner of the Pete Guest Award 2021.
4. Glasgow Nightwatch Pilot.
5. Halloween Fundraising Pack for Spooky Inspiration!
6. Bats in Churches Training and Events This Autumn.
7. Call for Articles for Bat News.
8. Changes to Class Survey Licences at NE.
9. New Webpage for Reporting a Ringed Bat.
10. Additional Wind Turbine Development Guidance from Northern Ireland.
11. Toads in Bat Boxes.
12. Reminder - BCT Have Moved.
13. Reminder - Showcasing Bat Group Projects at the National Bat Conference.
14. Key Dates for Your Diary.
15. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
Appendix: EBLV-2 case in Worcestershire
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Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 193: 31st August 2021

1. BCT Have Moved.
2. Reminder of COVID-19 Special Edition Bulletin.
3. BatFest is Underway!
4. BatFest Nominations.
5. Bat Worker Forum Happening Soon.
6. Bat Earned Recognition Pilot Update.
7. Help Sequence Bat Genomes.
8. Biodiversity Metric V3 from Natural England.
9. Rabies Pre-Exposure Vaccination Guidance.
10. Halloween Fundraising Pack.
11. All Our Fundraising Marathon Runners.
12. Key Dates for Your Diary.
13. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.


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