Back Issues of the Bat Group Bulletin

Please see below for a rolling 12-months worth of Bat Group Bulletins (in PDF format) so that bat group members can easily access the latest edition as well as older editions.

The Bulletins are also sent to bat group contacts for onward dissemination to bat group members.

For any questions about the Bat Group Bulletins please contact batgroups@bats.org.uk.

Content for Bat Group Bulletin No. 188: 30th March 2021

1. Winners of the Partner Group Support Fund
2. Helpline project update
3. Nature’s Recovery into Law – Government Petition
4. Scout outreach from the Cardiff Bat Group
5. Call for Articles for Bat News
6. Earnt Recognition Project
7. Call for the South West Regional Conference
8. Notable bat records request
9. Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media
10. Key Dates for Your Diary - including bat group events
Appendix 1. Earnt Recognition Project roles

Content for Bat Group Bulletin No. 187: 18th February 2021

1. A call for help – Out of Hours, an Emergency Service for Bats (Last Chance)!
2. Reminder about COVID-19 and Hibernation Surveys
3. Hello from Abby Packham, the new Bat Groups Officer
4. Vacancies at BCT
5. Scottish Bat Workers Conference 6 March 2021 – have you booked your place?
6. English Regional Conferences March and April 2021
7. National Bat Monitoring Programme volunteer questionnaire: call-out to former NBMP volunteers
8. Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project
9. Ambassadors for Bats
10. National Bat Conference – Call for Abstracts Reminder
11. Environment Bill Update
12. NE News: Wildlife Licensing and Planning Advice Digital Service Discovery
13. NE News: Digital Services for Biodiversity Net Gain and District Level Licensing
14. Invitation to tender: Nightwatch online volunteer portal
15. Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
16. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training.

Content for Bat Group Bulletin No. 186: 27th January 2021

1. Confirmed EBLV-1 Positive Bat from Somerset
2. Human EBLV-1 Case in France
3. A call for help – Out of Hours, an Emergency Service for Bats
4. COVID-19 and Hibernation Surveys
5. Welcome to the new members of the BCT Team
6. Scottish Bat Workers' Conference - online
7. Spotlight on Bat Groups!
8. Announcing the Bat Care Bulletin blog
9. Earned Recognition Stakeholder Survey Extended to End of January
10. Conservation of Species and Habitats Regulations - post Brexit
11. Valentine's day gift ideas
12. National Parks celebrate 70 years
13. National Bat Conference - Call for Abstracts
14. Bats in Churches Study records are ready to share (England only)
15. Opportunity for ecological consultants
16. British Islands Bats – Last Call for Papers
17. Environment Bill Update
18. Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
19. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training.

Content for Bat Group Bulletin No. 185: 18th December 2020

1. Company handed largest ever fine in relation to a bat crime
2. Helpline Christmas Closure
3. A call for help – Out of Hours, an Emergency Service for Bats
4. COVID-19 and Hibernation Surveys
5. Spotlight on bat volunteers – a request!
6. Scottish Bat Workers’ Conference – online.
7. Bats in Churches Study records are ready to share (England only)
8. Earned Recognition Project Consultation (closing date 5th January 2021)
9. Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists Good Practice Guidelines
10. Last minute gift idea: BCT Event Gift Vouchers
11. Raise funds while shopping online
12. BCT is now on bookshop
13. Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media
14. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 184: 30 November 2020

1. New email address for Bat Groups
2. Hello from Sophie the interim Bat Groups Admin Officer
3. Malcolm Hopton
4. Helpline Christmas Closure
5. Changes to the National Bat Helpline
6. Bat Care Whilst Self-Isolating
7. COVID-19 and Hibernation Surveys
8. Concerns about the 'Species Conservation Strategies' amendment to the Environment Bill.
9. Offer of Bat Group talks on Bat Migration and AudioMoths on the South Coast
10. Earned Recognition Project Consultation (closing date 5th January 2021)
11. Raise funds while shopping online
12. Nominate Bat Conservation Trust to win £1,000
13. British Island bats
14. Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media
15. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 183: 30 October 2020

1. Bat Groups Officer Vacancy.
2. COVID-19 and Hibernation Surveys.
3. Update to COVID-19 Good Practice Guidelines for Bat Rehabilitators: Managing Disease Risk.
4. Earned Recognition Project - Webinar and Detailed Consultation Launch.
5. Regional Bat Conferences - book now.
6. HS2 - Jones Hill Wood.
7. Planning reform - please speak up for bats.
8. PhD opportunity.
9. NBMP Internship opportunity.
10. BCT Working with Forestry England.
11. Winter Bat Activity Survey.
12. Renovate Me. BATS: All things considered.
13. The Great British #BatBake.
14. BatChat podcast is back!
15. If loving bats is your calling, you’ll love Helpline’s new range of products!
16. Set up a Facebook Fundraising page this Halloween.
17. Raise funds while gaming online.
18. Set yourself a challenge and encourage friends and family to donate.
19. British Islands Bats – articles wanted.
20. Bat artwork for auction.
21. Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
22. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 182: 30 September 2020

1. EBLV-1 Positive Bat from Dorset.
2. Wildlife Crime Project – Advice, Training and Funds from Restorative Justice.
3. Planning reform and policy changes.
4. COVID-19. Stay updated with the latest news on how it impacts on bat work.
5. The Kate Barlow Award – applications are open.
6. ROOST Website Launch.
7. National Bat Monitoring Programme data returns.
8. Building Partnerships for Nature's Recovery.
9. WANTED – your interesting bat records.
10. Effects of COVID-19 on Bat Conservation - a survey.
11. Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
12. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 181: 28 August 2020

1. National Bat Conference and BatFest – Booking closes 1st September.
2. Don’t Blame Bats.
3. Introduction to Bat Care evening – register your interest.
4. COVID-19. Stay updated with the latest news on how it impacts on bat work.
5. Freepost weekend at BCT’s Teemill store 4-6 September.
6. Lyme disease and outdoor workers, Wales. A survey?
7. Bat species at risk of extinction - IUCN Red List for British Mammals
8. Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
9. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 180: 30 July 2020

1. COVID-19. Stay updated with the latest news on how it impacts on bat work.
2. How COVID-19 is affecting BCT.
3. IUCN Bat Specialist Group recommended strategy for bat rehabilitators during COVID-19 pandemic.
4. Pet cat in UK positive for SARS-CoV-2.
5. Investigating the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in animal faeces – a request for bat droppings.
6. Updated PHE guidance on timing of rabies boosters.
7. National Bat Conference 2020 goes on-line.
8. National Bat Conference - Booking Open.
9. The Pete Guest Award - Voting is now open.
10. Planning for people and nature - Letter to Prime Minister.
11. APHA Passive Surveillance Scheme Update.
12. Natural England response to BCT's HS2 statement of 12th June 2020.
13. Natural England, District Level Licensing and Bats.
14. One quarter of native mammals now at risk of extinction in Britain.
15. NBMP online training sessions.
16. WANTED - your interesting bat records.
17. International Bat Night/Weekend - updated Bat Pack.
18. Freepost weekend at BCT’s Teemill store.
19. The England Tree Strategy Consultation.
20. Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
21. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 179: 30 June 2020

1. COVID-19. Stay updated.
2. IUCN Bat Specialist Group recommended strategy for bat researchers during COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Natural England COVID-19 Advice.
4. NBMP Field Survey, Waterway Survey and COVID-19 guidance.
5. Making the bat conservation movement look like Britain.
6. National Bat Conference goes on-line.
7. Support the National Bat Helpline.
8. The Pete Guest Award - Deadline for nominations are 9am on Monday 13th July 2020.
9. Methodology for evaluating the snagging propensity of roofing membranes in buildings by roosting bats.
10. Could you help train new NBMP Roost Count volunteers.
11. Bats in Churches Update.
12. NBMP online training sessions.
13. Natural England, District Level Licensing and Bats.
14. iRecord have two new bat-specific recording forms, enabling you to submit your casual bat records.
15. Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
16. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 178: 20 May 2020

1. Bat Group Activities as COVID-19 Lockdowns start to be relaxed.
2. The NBMP Annual Report is now available.
3. Support the Ecclesiastical fundraising initiative.
4. A warm welcome to our new BCT staff members.
5. Last chance to book your place on the Big Bat Skills Event – online.
6. Introduction to Anabat Insight (online) – Tuesday 9 June - bookings open.
7. Pete Guest Award 2020.
8. New page on BCT website – Bats, Waterways and Planning.
9. Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium 2019 – a follow up news piece.
10. EUROBATS Advisory Committee recommendations for bat workers.
11. Bonus BatChat Episode.
12. International Bat Night/Weekend 2020.
13. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
14. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 177: 30 April 2020

1. How BCT is dealing with COVID-19 (latest).
2. COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
3. BCT Response to IUCN COVID-19 Recommendations for Bat Field Workers.
4. APHA Passive Surveillance Scheme during COVID-19 Outbreak.
5. National Bat Conference - Bookings Open.
6. Wildlife Crime Project Officer appointed.
7. Dr. Thomas H. Kunz. A great loss to the bat community.
8. World Health Day 2020 - Ban Live Wildlife Trade.
9. Bats in Churches - Online.
10. Wellbeing during the lockdown crisis - alternative activities.
11. Greater horseshoe bats in the Carmargue - a film.
12. First World Bat Twitter Conference.
13. Bat Conservation and People - a Cross-Cultural Survey during COVID-19.
14. Bat Conservation in China - a survey.
15. Whitley Award winners announced.
16. NBN Atlas Newsletter - April 2020 Issue 3.
17. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
18. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training.