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. 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.

Contents of No. 166: 30 May 2019

1. Pete Guest Award – Nominations.
2. Kate Barlow Award Winner 2019.
3. National Bats in Churches Survey.
4. VOGAB Bat Group Crowdfunding Appeal.
5. Alderney Bat Week 20-27th July.
6. URGENT NBMP Volunteers wanted for unallocated sites.
7. Bat walk leaders wanted by the National Trust.
8. The Time is NOW - Mass Lobbying event in London.
9. Call for Donations of Bat Research Equipment.
10. The Use of Netting around Potential Roosts.
11. Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Checks.
12. BCT Training Courses. ABST. QGIS. Bearing Witness for Wildlife.
13. National Bat Helpline – Out of Hours Service.
14. Animal Friends Insurance supporting the National Bat Helpline – Thank you!
15. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
16. Key Dates for Your Diary.

Contents of No. 165: 30 April 2019

1. National Bat Conference 2019 – Bookings Open.
2. London Property Developer Fined.
3. Bats and Artificial Lighting Symposium – A Few Places Remaining.
4. The Vincent Weir Scientific Award – Nominations Open.
5. Partner Bat Group Support Fund Awards.
6. Natural England VBRV Train the Trainer Course Update.
7. Natural England Charging for Bat Mitigation Licencing.
8. Secretary of State Asks Developers to Consider Impacts to Wildlife.
9. Dead Bats for Sale Information.
10. Baby Bat Calls – A Request for Recordings.
11. UK Bat Care Network News.
12. Funding Opportunity from Ecclesiastical Insurance.
13. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Bat Media.
14. Key Dates for Your Diary (Events, Conferences & Training).

Contents of No. 164: 27 March 2019

1. NBMP Surveys – Find the right survey for you.
2. NBMP Survey sites up for grabs!
3. NBMP Champions within bat groups.
4. NBMP Training and workshops.
5. Changes to Helpline Rabies Disease Risk Management Service.
6. National Bat Conference 2019 – Bookings Open.
7. QGIS Training for Bat Groups.
8. Bats & Sticky Flypaper Petition.
9. New Chair of Natural England.
10. New Bats in Scotland Leaflet.
11. JustGiving Campaign to Support BCT Bat Care Network.
12. Change in Natural England Licence Reporting Deadlines – Correction.
13. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
14. Key Dates for Your Diary (Events, Conferences & Training).

Contents of No. 163: 28 February 2019

1. Bat Conservation Trust Board of Trustees Recruiting a New Chair.
2. Draft Environment Bill Consultation.
3. Help the Helpline this Summer – Volunteer for OOH!
4. Thames Valley Bat Crime Conviction.
5. Change in Natural England Licence Reporting Deadlines.
6. Manging Woodlands with Ash Dieback and Bats – Current Guidance & Recommendations.
7. Change in Natural England Licence Reporting Deadlines.
8. Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants.
9. Natural England BatLine Newsletter Request for Content.
10. Just Giving Text Donations Closure.
11. Training in Project Management & Strategy Development for Conservationists.
12. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
13. Key Dates for Your Diary (Events, Conferences & Training).