SBG news 29May21

In this message we have news of: - A delay to the updated guidance to bat groups - A reminder that NE licensed bat workers need to return their annual report soon - Vacancies on the BCT Board of Trustees - An update below on 2021 membership renewals. - The latest BCT Bat group Bulletin, which includes details of the annual NBMP report

AGM 2021 minutes, Membership renewals and latest BCT bulletin

In this message we have: Details of our recent Zoom AGM, including the minutes An update below on 2021 membership renewals. The latest BCT Bat group Bulletin, which includes news that updated guidance for Bat Groups from the IUCN and BCT, may be with us as early as May.

Update on National Bat Helpline – Handling of Bat Care Related Calls Summer 2021 – Special Edition Bat Group Bulletin

This update is to share our thinking about how we will have to change the way the Helpline operates, specifically around the handling of bat care related enquiries. Building on the success of the Out of Hours service (which has been running every year since it was first piloted in 2004), we will be making greater use of volunteers on the Helpline this summer.

CALL TO ACTION: Sign the petition to Save Nature Now

CALL TO ACTION: Sign the petition to Save Nature Now

Nature is in trouble. In the UK, almost half of our wildlife is in long term decline, 1 in 4 mammals, including several bat species, face extinction and none of our rivers or lakes are in good health. We are one of the most nature-deprived countries in the world. We need urgent action from Government. The Prime Minister has been calling on world leaders to agree to stop nature’s decline by 2030. In just a few months, governments will come together to agree a global target to stop our natural world from being destroyed. But there’s no legal commitment to do the same here at home.