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Channel Islands Bat Conference 2016
Sat, 29 Oct 2016, 09:00 – Sun, 30 Oct 2016, 17:00 BST
The Jersey Bat Group cordially invites you to Jersey for the 2nd Channel Islands Bat Conference to be held on the 29th and 30th October 2016 at the Societe Jersiaise members room, St Helier, Jersey.
The general aim of the Channel Islands bat conference is to give Government bodies, NGO’s, environmental managers and relevant individuals the opportunity to discuss the status of bats within the islands and wider landscape
The 2016 CI Bat Conference comprises of three objectives, for delegates to:
– Present a range of bat related topics relevant to their organisation and island.
– discuss current or future island projects which effectively link ecological research with environmental management or conservation
– discuss topics from the wider world of bat work
The weekend will include a selection of talks and workshops, with topics including:
Presentation: Hibernation of Horseshoe Bats – Roger Martindale, Alder Ecology UK Ltd
Presentation: Hibernation of Bats in Jersey – Ani Binet, Annyctalus Ecology
Presentation: 10 Good Things about Bat Box Schemes – Dr Danielle Linton, Wytham Bat Project Coordinator
Presentation: Once Bitten; bats and rabies – Tracey Jolliffe, NHS Scotland
Presentation: Bat Care and Rehabilitation – Gail Armstrong, North Lancashire Bat Group
Presenation: Bat Care in Jersey - Ian Cox, New Era Vetinary Practice
Workshop: Bat Care and Rehabilitation – Gail Armstrong
Workshop: How to be a (bad) bat worker - Dr Danielle Linton
Presentation: A spotlight on BCT’s science and project work - Dr Carol Williams, BCT
Presentation: iBats – Professor Kate Jones, University College London
Presentation: Bats and Breathable Roofing Membranes – Dr Stacey Waring, University of Reading
Presentation: Understanding bat responses to global climate change – Dr Orly Razgour, University of Southampton
Presentation: Woodland Bat Project – Henry Glynn, Jersey Bat Group
Workshop: Research in Jersey, where are we going and how to we get there? Discussion chaired by Ani Binet
Woodland Wander – Henry Glynn
Details of the full programme will be published prior to the event.
A halloween themed party will be held on the Saturday night, there will be a small charge for this event and tickets will be available during the day on Saturday.
We will be holding a raffle, to be drawn on the Sunday afternoon, tickets will be priced at £1 per strip so please make sure to bring some change along with you!
The CI Bat conference is relevant to ecological, conservation, environmental management bodies (government/NGO) and individuals from the Channel Islands and other regions, such as the Isle of Man and UK.
All delegates will receive a delegate pack, sponsored by NHBS Ltd and Codentia, to include a USB data stick containing conference documents, a notebook, pen, name badge, bookmark and equipment catelogue all housed inside a cotton shopping bag.
The main conference is free, however all donations are appreciated and can be made via paypal, by cheque, bank transfer or in cash. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Travelling to Jersey can be either through air or boat travel. Please see below:
Air travel: Flights are operated by a selection of airlines using different UK airports.
British Airways: www.britishairways.com
Blue Islands: www.blueislands.com
Easy Jet: www.easyjet.com
Inter-island flights are operated by Blue Islands, Aurigny and Flybe.
Boat travel: Ferries are operated by Condor Ferries: www.condorferries.co.uk
There are a variety of accommodation options on Jersey, including hotels, guest houses and campsites. For further information please see http://www.jersey.com/english/accommodation/pages/default.aspx for details
Some free ‘hosted’ accommodation may be available for delegates on request (TBC). Please email email@example.com to discuss your requirements.