Channel Islands Bat Conference 2016
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Channel Islands Bat Conference 2016

Channel Islands Bat Conference 2016

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Societe Jersiaise Members Room

7 Pier Road

St Helier, Jersey

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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:

Saturday, October 29, 2016

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


Sunday, October 30, 2016

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 enquiries@jerseybatgroup.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

Aurigny: www.aurigny.com

Easy Jet: www.easyjet.com

Flybe: www.flybe.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 enquiries@jerseybatgroup.org to discuss your requirements.

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