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Mammal Society

Our training courses are for everyone, from interested individuals to ecological consultants, those wanting to develop knowledge, field skills and experience for personal interest or professional development. From species introduction courses, to practical field-craft weekends and survey techniques, we focus on ecology & biology, law, technical skills, handling & surveying.

Short Courses

30/07/2024 Tracks and Signs Workshop (in-person) 1 Day

Totnes, Mammal Society 02380010981 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/48Z4EoR

This in-person tracks and signs workshop is designed to both introduce a prospective new tracker to the general concepts involved in interpreting tracks and signs and add to the knowledge of the more experienced naturalist. We will focus on the recognition of the tracks and signs left behind by the passing of mammals.

Cost £40-60

14/08/2024 Beaver Ecology and Conservation 0.5 Day

Online via zoom, Mammal Society/Beaver Trust training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3W33Col

Join us for a day of immersive learning, as we navigate the complexities of beaver reintroduction and its implications for conservation and ecosystem restoration.

Cost £40-50

17/08/2024 Dormouse Ecology and Conservation (in-person) 1 Day

Wildwood trust, Kent, Mammal Society 02380010981 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/423IT4W

This one-day course is from approximately 09:30 to 16:45 and is recognised as the definitive course on dormouse ecology, survey and monitoring. Ideal for those with a general interest, or working towards their Dormouse Handling Licence. The course includes information on relevant legislation, dormouse ecology and conservation, survey techniques and habitat management theory.

Cost £90-175

07/09/2024 Beaver Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

Argaty Red Kites, Mammal Society/Beaver Trust training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3W0M10g

Join us for a day of immersive learning, combining theoretical knowledge with practical field experiences, as we navigate the complexities of beaver reintroduction and its implications for conservation and ecosystem restoration.

Cost £55-85

27/09/2024 Dormouse Ecology and Conservation (in-person) 1 Day

Callow Rock, Somerset Wildlife Trust, Mammal Society 02380010981 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/48DSNg2

This one-day course runs from approximately 09:30 to 16:30 and is recognised as the definitive course on dormouse ecology, survey and monitoring. Ideal for those with a general interest, or working towards their Dormouse Handling Licence. The course includes information on relevant legislation, dormouse ecology and conservation, survey techniques and habitat management theory.

Cost £90-175

23/10/2024 Beaver Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

National Trust - Wallington, Mammal Society/Beaver Trust training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/4eCLBEp

Join us for a day of immersive learning, combining theoretical knowledge with practical field experiences, as we navigate the complexities of beaver reintroduction and its implications for conservation and ecosystem restoration.

Cost £55-85

24/10/2024 Dormouse and Development (in-person) 1 Day

Callow Rock, Somerset Wildlife Trust, Mammal Society 02380010981 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/423ISho

Designed for consultants or those needing to learn about dormouse legislation and how to detect and protect dormice on potential development sites. This course includes the essentials of dormouse ecology as well as how to survey for this protected species.

Cost £90-175

16/11/2024 Skull and Bone ID of British Mammals 2 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Mammal Society training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3W33Fk1

During this unique two-day course, Ric Morris will explain bone identification techniques especially suited to mammal recording, enabling delegates to confidently identify the majority of their bone finds.

Cost £175-255

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