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Links to groups in the U.K. working to protect bats and their roost sites


Bedfordshire Bat Group
Description: Formed in 1988 the group exists to protect bats within the county, record bat distribution, survey roost sites and take care of injured bats.

Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group
Description: Information on watching bats, local events and how to get involved.

Cornwall Bat Group
Description: Part of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust site, this section contains bat facts, bat conservation info, and details about the Cornish bat hospital.

Durham Bat Group
Description: The site features bat reports, a schedule of events, links to important sites, bat sounds, as well as information on bat detectors and bat lights.

Gloucestershire Bat Group
Description: The Gloucestershire Bat Group carries out active conservation projects for bats and has a range of educational projects to inform people about these much misunderstood creatures.

Gwent Bat Group
Description: A group of enthusiasts in South East Wales interested in conserving bats and in teaching others about these interesting and intelligent mammals.

Herefordshire Bat Group
Description: Aims to introduce people of all ages to bats and to the need for their conservation.  Also monitors and record feeding areas, roosts and hibernacula to aid conservation bat work.

Herts and Middlesex Bat Group
Description: The activities of the group include; organising events and walks, organising bat box schemes, protecting important sites, recording distribution and taking in sick, injured or orphaned bats for release back into the wild on their recovery.

Kent Bat Group
Description: The group promotes awareness of bats, and is involved in biodiversity initiatives.

London Bat Group
Description: A voluntary registered charity working throughout the Greater London area to protect and enhance London's bats.

Norfolk Bat Group
Description: A site about the preservation and protection of Norfolk Bats.  The Norfolk Bat Group is a specialist study group within the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society.

Northern Ireland Bat Group
Description; Formed in 1985, the group provides information, organises events, gives talks to schools and groups, and promotes bat conservation.

South Lancashire Bat Group - Dauby Domain
Description: The aim of the South Lancashire Bat Group is to encourage understanding and study of bats.  To promote measures that will enhance their welfare and conservation. To encourage tolerance and appreciation, and respect for all wildlife.

Staffordshire Bat Group
Description: Formed in 1990 to increase knowledge, understanding and acceptance of bats, the Group engages in promotional activities and research throughout the county of Staffordshire and works with other bat groups and national organisations to further the cause of bat conservation.

Sussex Bat Group
Description: Staffed totally by volunteers, the Sussex Bat Group help to conserve bats and their habitats in Sussex.  The group produce a regular, informative newsletter, organise field trips, and arrange informal meetings and talks throughout the year.

Surrey Bat Group
Description: The group provides information, organises events and promotes bat conservation in Surrey.

North Yorkshire Bat Group
Description; A group of enthusiasts interested in conserving bats in the county and in teaching others about these interesting and intelligent mammals.

Warwickshire Bat Group
Description: Of the 16 species of bat found in Britain, 12 have been recorded in Warwickshire.  On joining, new members receive a pack of bat information leaflets, a car sticker, a membership card and several newsletters a year.  Members also get the chance to help out on surveys, stalls, bat walks and talks.

West Midlands Bat Groups
Description: WMBG provides a forum for the common interests of bat workers in the 10 Bat Groups within English Nature's West Midlands region.


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