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Training Directory: Identification and Field Survey Skills - Mammals Short Courses

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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Mammals

 

Practical training in how to find and identify mammals, also training in survey techniques and classification. Includes protected species licences e.g. bats, dormice and otters.

27/10/2020 Introduction to Small Mammal Trapping 1 Day

High Elms, Bromley, idverde 01689860571 beeche@idverde.co.uk

A classroom and practical course to introduce participants to the ecology of common small mammal species. We will discuss indicators for ecosystem health along with survey techniques using Longworth traps. There will potentially be the opportunity to handle small mammals as part of the survey although this is not guaranteed.

Cost £25

27/10/2020 Water Vole Live Trapping, Handling, Practical Care and Re-establishment 2 Days

Lifton, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/2GeX1D5

This advanced course aims to familiarise experienced practitioners with the practical elements of water vole trapping and considerations for maintaining water voles in captivity.

Cost £Varies: see website

30/10/2020 Mammal Identification Using Skeletal Remains 3 Days

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau, Field Studies Council 01690 710494 enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/mammal-identification-using-skeletal-remains/

The mammal worker will often find a skull or random bone in the course of a field survey or country walk, but due to a lack of identification skills these discoveries may be ignored or discarded instead of potentially yielding a valuable mammal record for the Mammal Society or local group. During this unique two-day course, Ric Morris will explain bone identification techniques especially suited to mammal recording, enabling participants to confidently identify the majority of their bone finds.

Cost £290.00

04/11/2020 Badger Survey, Impacts and Mitigation 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/2G36hu4

This course will be delivered as two three-hour online sessions and will provide an overview of Scottish badger legislation, ecology and survey. Impacts to badgers and mitigation options will be discussed, to include sett exclusion, destruction and artificial sett construction.

Cost £Varies: see website

14/11/2020 ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Training Course - Newcastle 1 Day

Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP, ORCA 02392382565 info@orcaweb.org.uk c-js.info/39M9Aiy

During our one day course you will: Learn how to identify and record cetaceans during offshore surveys and how to interpret their behaviour; Find out about the species encountered in European waters; Understand ORCA’s distance sampling survey protocol preparing you for travel at sea.

Cost £89

17/11/2020 Bats and Trees 2 Days

Forest of Bowland AONB, Chipping, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk

A 2 day course suitable for all beginner and intermediate ecologists, woodland managers and arborists looking at how bats use trees and how and when to undertake professional bat surveys of trees.

Cost £250 +VAT

19/11/2020 Otter Survey and Signs 1 Day

Birnam, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/30i4vMc

This course will help delegates understand otter ecology, surveying, monitoring and methodology as well as knowledge of legal implications for developments.

Cost £Varies: see website

21/11/2020 ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Training Course - Plymouth 1 Day

Marine Station, University of Plymouth, Artillery Place, Plymouth, PL4 0LU, ORCA 02392832656 info@orcaweb.org.uk c-js.info/39M9Aiy

During our one day course you will: Learn how to identify and record cetaceans during offshore surveys and how to interpret their behaviour; Find out about the species encountered in European waters; Understand ORCA’s distance sampling survey protocol preparing you for travel at sea.

Cost £89

26/11/2020 Assessing Trees for Bats 1 Day

Abinger Common, Surrey, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/assessing-trees-for-bats-2020-tickets-71356901413

A one day course giving participants knowledge of legislation relating to bat roosts, a better understanding of tree health and safety surveys and an opportunity to view and survey a range of trees on site.

Cost £87

06/12/2020 ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Training Course - Southampton 1 Day

National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, ORCA 02392832565 info@orcaweb.org.uk

During our one day course you will: Learn how to identify and record cetaceans during offshore surveys and how to interpret their behaviour; Find out about the species encountered in European waters; Understand ORCA’s distance sampling survey protocol preparing you for travel at sea.

Cost £89

07/12/2020 Monitoring Garden Wildlife Health Using Citizen Science 1 hour Days

Online, Field Studies Council biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

This talk will explore how Citizen Science can be used to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats, to British wildlife, using the example of the Garden Wildlife Health project, which focuses on garden birds, hedgehogs, reptiles and amphibians.

Cost £Free

08/12/2020 Winter Bats 1 Day

Forest of Bowland AONB, Chipping, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk

A 1 day course suitable for all abilities, covering bat ecology and bat surveys in winter. Participants will develop skills and experience in finding, identifying and conserving hibernating bats.

Cost £250 + VAT

14/12/2020 Endangered Species Recovery 5 Days

Online, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust academy@durrell.org c-js.info/34jVxzl

A unique, specially designed course, delivered by world-renowned experts and scientists in the field of Endangered Species Recovery (ESR). This five-day, online interactive learning experience introduces the issues and practical skills involved in saving threatened species from extinction. You will develop a critical understanding of biodiversity conservation, the issues it raises and how they may be addressed, as well as practical research skills to inform conservation action.

Cost £450

14/01/2021 Introduction to Bats and Bat Survey 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/37C9sEp

This course will provide a look at primary legislation in relation to bats (Scotland focused), important bat identification features and key aspects of bat ecology. A range of roost types for different species will be discussed and pointers will be given on what to look out for in roost identification.

Cost £Varies: see website

Various Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online, Ecology Training UK www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/online

Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top ecology training providers, offers a range of self-study courses you can do at home.

Various Otter Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey.

Cost £80

Various Badger Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey and some trail cam footage.

Cost £80

Various Bats: Surveying Buildings for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers how to survey buildings for bats and includes signs, types of roosts, roosting areas in buildings, health and safety and a video of a field visit to survey buildings.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Legislation for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers essential information on legislation relating to bats including relevant legislation, licencing and applying the law in our bat work.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Architectural Terms for Batworkers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers a wide range of architectural terms for bat workers to ensure they can properly describe buildings for their surveys and reports.

Cost £25

Various Bats: Surveying Trees for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers information about how bats use trees, what features are important for them, how to survey trees and legislation and licensing.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Health and Safety Awareness for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers health and safety issues relevant to bat workers including working at height, in confined spaces, asbestos and lone working.

Cost £25

04/11/2021 Pine Marten and Wildcat Ecology and Survey? 2 Days

Birnam, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/344eupu

This two day training course aims to raise awareness about two Scottish predators, pine martens and wildcats. Pitched at Beginner - Intermediate level, this course is 75% outdoors-based; an initial half day classroom based session is followed by field visits covering the main survey and ecology.

Cost £Varies: see website

Various Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online, Ecology Training UK www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/online

Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top ecology training providers, offers a range of self-study courses you can do at home.

Various Otter Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey.

Cost £80

Various Badger Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey and some trail cam footage.

Cost £80

Various Bats: Surveying Buildings for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers how to survey buildings for bats and includes signs, types of roosts, roosting areas in buildings, health and safety and a video of a field visit to survey buildings.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Legislation for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers essential information on legislation relating to bats including relevant legislation, licencing and applying the law in our bat work.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Architectural Terms for Batworkers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers a wide range of architectural terms for bat workers to ensure they can properly describe buildings for their surveys and reports.

Cost £25

Various Bats: Surveying Trees for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers information about how bats use trees, what features are important for them, how to survey trees and legislation and licensing.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Health and Safety Awareness for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers health and safety issues relevant to bat workers including working at height, in confined spaces, asbestos and lone working.

Cost £25

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