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 Colin Morris.

Contents of 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 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.

Contents of No. 176: 31 March 2020

1. Chris Pawling, the warm, welcoming face of bat conservation in Hampshire.
2. How BCT is dealing with COVID-19.
3. COVID-19 and Bats.
4. Update on Bat Care and COVID-19.
5. National Bat Monitoring Programme - Impact of COVID-19.
6. Environment Bill Update.
7. Bat Habitats Regulations Bill.
8. Fundraising Opportunities for bat conservation and BCT.
9. Wildlife Acoustics Kaleidoscope Pro course is now running as an online training workshop.
10. Bat Survey Guidelines Consultation. February - April 2020.
11. Information still wanted on grounded bats found on offshore infrastructure.
12. A new global database to record cave-dwelling bats.
13. Silent Cities. A participatory monitoring programme.
14. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
15. Key Dates for Your Diary - including BCT events and Training.

Contents of No. 175: 28 February 2020

1. Help the Helpline this summer.
2. NBMP Surveys.
3. Bat Survey Guidelines Consultation, February - April 2020.
4. BCT is supporting a call to close wildlife markets.
5. Coronavirus and bats – a Blog by Tom August.
6. Information wanted on grounded bats found on offshore infrastructure.
7. Exiting from the EU.
8. Do you have experience of analysing European bat echolocation calls?
9. Looking for…
10. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
11. Key Dates for Your Diary.

Contents of No. 174: 30 January 2020

1. Tony Lane - Passionate about bats.
2. Concerns over prosecution after bat house destruction.
3. Non-Bitumen Coated Roofing Membranes (formerly BRMs) – Update.
4. Woodland Symposium Student Bursaries.
5. Information wanted on grounded bats found on offshore infrastructure.
6. Seeking LPA contacts.
7. The University of Cambridge – second round of UK batworkers survey.
8. Estonia chooses bat as their Animal of the Year 2020.
9. What have bats ever done for us?
10. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
11. Key Dates for Your Diary.

Contents of No. 173: 19 December 2019

1. Dr David Bellamy OBE.
2. NBN Trust Strategy 2020 - Have your say!
3. British Islands Bats – articles still wanted.
4. Welcoming your MP – Bat Group advice.
5. Bookings for the Bat Care Conference is now open – also look under BCT Events.
6. Call for Abstracts for the National Bat Conference 2020 - now open.
7. Latest AudioMoth (v1.1.0) GroupGet – New batch available soon.
8. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
9. Key Dates for Your Diary.

Contents of No. 172: 29 November 2019

1. Animal Friends - the results. A big thank you.
2. It is official, BCT podcast was launched on the 20th of November.
3. Pd/WNS Guidelines 2019 Update.
4. Conservation and Technology Conference - YouTube videos.
5. Call for Abstracts for the National Bat Conference 2020 is now open.
6. BCT to support HS2 Rethink Campaign.
7. Hibernation surveys – including data in NBMP species population trends.
8. New guide for Planners on Biodiversity in Planning.
9. Survey 1 - Research Priorities for UK Bat Conservation - University of Cambridge.
10. Survey 2 - Cross-cultural Bat Perceptions.
11. Survey 3 - Social perception of bats and their relation with agroecosystems and agroecology.
12. Charity Commission News – Information for Bat Groups.
13. Government guidance on light pollution was updated on the 1st of November.
14. Interactive bat sound board - BCT BlogSpot by Nick Cull.
15. Teemill ‘Get One Plant One’ offer.
16. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
17. Key Dates for Your Diary.

Contents of No. 171: 30 October 2019

1. EBLV-2 Positive Bat from Cambridgeshire.
2. Special edition bulletin on rabies vaccinations.
3. Natural England Bat Advice Service Contract.
4. VBRV Training for Trainers Course Spring 2020 (England).
5. Position statement on blocking of potential roost features in trees.
6. Man fined over £7,000 for destroying bat roost in Dorset.
7. The latest Bat Crime Report has been posted on the BCT website.
8. Greater horseshoe bat rediscovered in Kent.
9. Bat Group Resources – New sources of funding document available.
10. Helen Hayes MP, wins the Best Parliamentary Species Champion Award.
11. British Islands Bats - Articles Wanted.
12. Research Postgraduate research study Studentship opportunity.
13. Reduced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) fees.
14. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
15. Environment Bill Update.
16. Key Dates for Your Diary.

Contents of No. 170: 30 September 2019

1. EBLV-1 Positive Bats from Dorset.
2. Winner of Pete Guest Award 2019.
3. The Kate Barlow Award opens on the 1st October.
4. Bats in Churches – an update, and we’d love to hear from you.
5. Helping the police with their inquiries – insurance cover.
6. The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Animal Exhibits - Wales) Regulations 2020
7. Dr. Patrick Wright awarded The Vincent Weir Scientific Award.
8. Thermal Imaging - Bat Survey Guidelines.
9. The Back from the Brink project has been voted the best heritage lottery project in the 25th Birthday of the National Heritage Awards.
10. Bat Species of the Year 2020-2021 – vote now!
11. Public concern for nature reaches all-time high.
12. Coming soon – BCT Podcasts. Watch the BatChat Podcast Trailer.
13. Are you running an event on or around Halloween?
14. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
15. Key Dates for Your Diary - Including BCT Events and Training.

Contents of No. 169: 29 August 2019

1. A flight without borders.
2. BCT Membership fees increasing from the 1st October 2019.
3. Halloween 2019 (see image below).
4. Research on Bats in Natural Wetlands – a survey.
5. Wanted: Song flighting from parti-coloured bats.
6. Efficacy of acoustic bat lures – a survey from New Zealand.
7. Scottish Bat Workers’ Conference – important note.
8. Whitley Fund for Nature. 25th Anniversary Award - Rodrigo Medellin.
9. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
10. Key Dates for Your Diary - Including BCT Events and Training.

Contents of No. 168: 26 July 2019

1. Bat Survey Techniques – 21-23 AUGUST. BOOK NOW!
2. The Pete Guest Award. Voting is open – VOTE NOW!
3. NBMP Waterway Survey – SIGN UP NOW!
4. New home for the back catalogue of Scottish BATS.
5. Bat Night Pack available for International Bat Night – less than a month away.
6. Back from the Brink in the Lottery Award finals - VOTE NOW!
7. The Whitley Awards 2020 are now open to apply for conservation funding.
8. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
9. Key Dates for Your Diary - Including BCT Events and Training.

Contents of No. 167: 28 June 2019

1. The Pete Guest Award. Nomination date deadline extended to 8th July.
2. Bats in Churches Study goes live!
3. The Vincent Weir Scientific Award. Nomination date deadline extended to 5th July.
4. Update on Modern Roofing Materials.
5. Update on The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.
6. National shortage of Mealworms.
7. International Bat Night, posters available.
8. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
9. Key Dates for Your Diary.