Useful Links

Friends of NBBG

The Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre who collect information about biodiversity and geology.

BBOWT, the Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.

Neighbouring bat groups :

Northamptonshire Bat Group

Bedfordshire Bat Group

Herts and Middx Bat Group

South Bucks and Berks Bat Group

Oxfordshire Bat Group

Local Links

Aylesbury Vale District Council

Milton Keynes Council

Buckinghamshire County Council

Buckinghamshire Biodiversity Partnership, a local information site

MKWeb, a local information site

Biology & Ecology

Bat calls from around the world.

University of Bristol Bat Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab, some interesting research into echolocation.

The complete 3rd Edition Bat Workers' Manual available online.

Dietz, C. & O. von Helversen (2004): Illustrated Identification key to the bats of Europe.

Astronomical data

Heavens Above, spot planets, comets, meteorite showers and man-made satellites while you are under the dark skies.

HM Nautical Almanac Office, sunset and sunrise times for any date and any location, plus loads of other interesting information - see also the Royal Greenwich Observatory.


naturenet, a selection of advice about UK countryside and nature conservation.

Wild About Britain, wildlife-related forums and contact details for many conservation groups throughout the UK.

Great British Wildlife, dedicated to the fantastic array of wildlife and natural history that our diverse islands have to offer.

National and International Links

The Bat Conservation Trust, the only UK organisation solely devoted to the conservation of bats and their habitats.

The Mammal Society is the voice for British mammals and the only organisation solely dedicated to the study and conservation of all British mammals.

The Mammals Trust UK is the only charity solely dedicated to raising funds to help conserve all of the UK's native mammal species.

Bat Conservation International.

EUROBATS - agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats 1991.


Natural England

Joint National Conservation Council

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), including details about licensing.

Bats and the Law

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.)Regulations 1994

The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010

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