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Rolling 12 months of Bat Group Bulletins:

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.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 192: 29th July 2021

1. Voting is Open for the Pete Guest Award 2021.
2. Still Time to Take Part in an NBMP Survey Near You!
3. Our Fundraising Marathon Runners.
4. Take Part in the Virtual Bat Walk for BatFest.
5. New CIEEM Bat Mitigation Guidance and They’re Looking for Feedback.
6. Earned Recognition Pilot Update.
7. NE Looking for Licence Application Volunteers.
8. Nature's Recovery into Law Update.
9. Showcasing Bat Group Projects at the National Bat Conference.
10. New Roost Partner.
11. Collecting Bat Reference Calls.
12. Mapping the Bat Groups Project.
13. Key Dates for Your Diary.
14. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 191: 28th June 2021

1. Non-Bitumen Coated Roofing Membranes (formerly BRMs) Update.
2. Nature’s Recovery into Law Progress.
3. Welcoming Nominations for the Pete Guest Award 2021.
4. IUCN Bat Steering Group COVID-19 Guidance.
5. Bat Earned Recognition Pilot Project in England: Call to Register Interest Opens 5th July 2021.
6. Still Time to Select Field Survey and Waterway Survey Sites Near You!
7. Bats in Churches Study in England.
8. Reminder - Being Part of BCT’s 30th Birthday.
9. Bat Habitat Regulation Bill.
10. Do You Enter Caves for Bat Work?
11. Key Dates for Your Diary.
12. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.
Appendix 1 Bat Earned Recognition Pilot Project Continued.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 190: 27th May 2021

1. Welcome to Nene Valley Bats and Skye and Lochalsh Bat Group.
2. Nature’s Recovery into Law Progress.
3. Please Nominate BCT for the Movement for Good Awards.
4. Annual Report and Survey Updates for the NBMP.
5. BCT Trustee Vacancies.
6. Bat Roost Tree Tag Scheme.
7. The Woodland Trust Conservation Research Grant.
8. Looking for your Bat Fly Records!
9. Historic Railways Estate Management.
10. Being Part of BCT’s 30th Birthday.
11. Thermal Imaging Guidance.
12. The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust.
13. BCT Joins the Diverse Sustainability Initiative.
14. Key Dates for Your Diary.
15. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media.

Contents of Bat Group Bulletin No. 189: 30th April 2021

1. Latest COVID-19 guidance update
2. Nature’s Recovery into Law – Government Petition
3. Earned Recognition Project Q&A document updated
4. Updates from the NBMP
5. New Helpline advice for vets
6. Guidance for when you suspect an environmental law has been broken
7. Call for bat group articles for Bat News
8. Notable bat records request
9. Get involved: Barbastelle Volunteer Bat Survey
10. Request for your bat box data
11. Key Dates for Your Diary
12. Bat Research Papers, Reports & Other Batty Media

Contents of 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

Contents of 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.

Contents of 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.

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