Please find below some useful links which reflect how much bat related information, and how many groups are out there. Just click on the image and it should take you to the website. If a link doesnt work, please let us know by using the Contact form - Thank you.
The Bat Conservation Trust supports over 100 local bat groups and has 6000 members and works with volunteers, scientists, industry and government both locally and nationally on a range of projects. To achieve our vision of a world rich in wildlife where bats and people thrive together, our work focuses on discovering more about bats and how they use the landscape, taking action to protect bats and enhance the landscapes on which they rely, inspiring people about bats and their environment, engaging them in their conservation and strengthen our work by building skills, resources, motivation and understanding.
Northern Bats is an on-line resource for publishing the results of bat work in the north of England. Northern Bats covers bats and bat work in the geographical area covered by the Bat Conservation Trust’s list of North East and North West England bat groups, ie from the Scottish borders, south to include Cheshire and South Yorkshire. It has been inspired by the “Scottish BATS” publication and is similar in its aims and scope though the two projects are completely independent.
Eurobats: In summary this website sets out information about the Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats, which came into force in 1994 and until now a total of 36 out of 63 range states/countries have acceded to the Agreement.
The Agreement was set up under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, which recognises that endangered migratory species can be properly protected only if activities are carried out over the entire migratory range of the species.
This website is very useful for finding out information about all of the bat species which are present in Europe. The site contains factual information, great photos and lots of legal information too.
British Bats: this website is run by the University of Bristol and is a fantastic resource for finding out about bats. It has lots of excellent pictures, useful information and has recently been updated with information on DNA.
The YouTube link leads you to a documentary all about bats. It is about an hour long, but with so many species to cover and so much research going on, even an hour probably isn't sufficient. But it is a good start. Just please be aware some of the historical research isn't up to modern health and safety standards, no one should blind a bat intentionally for research or otherwise.