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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.

20/08/2022 Ecology, Surveying and Conservation of Dormice 2 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This intermediate course will cover hazel dormouse ecology, survey techniques and appropriate habitat management. This course will demonstrate how and where to survey for dormice and the methods used. It is suitable for anyone with a professional or personal interest in the species

Cost £240

20/08/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This introductory course will introduce you to the ancient art of wildlife tracking Tracking involves a range of skills. This course will teach you to follow clues, work out what the animal was doing and when, and maybe even find the animal itself.

Cost £60

26/08/2022 Land Mammal Identification 4 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

The Land Mammal Identification Course is an exciting opportunity to identify many British mammals through field signs, live-trapping and sightings. This intermediate course is suitable for Natural history enthusiasts, students, rangers, ecologists, environmental professionals. This intermediate level course is open to anyone with some knowledge of the subject.

Cost £300

01/09/2022 Surrey Bats and How to Survey Them 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3BjK84N

Learn all about the bats of Surrey before conducting your own survey in the ancient woodland of Nower Wood.

Cost £37.00

06/09/2022 How to get started in bat mitigation 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

The first in a series of four courses. An essential guide to help you understand ecological functionality, mitigation, compensation and enhancement.

Cost £30 plus VAT

13/09/2022 How to choose the right mitigation for bats - designing and impacts 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

The second in a series of four courses. A guide to the design process, legislation and development impacts - most important for costing work and advising clients!

Cost £30 plus VAT

Various ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Course 1 Day

Online, ORCA 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

20/09/2022 How to plan your bat mitigation 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07844 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

An ecologist's guide to making reasonable judgements, explaining survey results and remaining objective.

Cost £30 plus VAT

24/09/2022 Marine life identification training day 1 Day

Poole, Dorset, MARINElife and Dorset Diving Services c-js.info/3NQQzyI

Would you like to identify the marine wildlife seen from shore and at sea? Join MARINElife and Dorset Diving Services training day to learn how to observe and identify whales, dolphins, and seabirds for scientific research. Discover how to become a Citizen Scientist for conservation or become a MARINElife volunteer surveyor.

Cost £60

24/09/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 2 Days

PSC Blencathra, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Luoq0e

This introductory course is a great place to start for those looking to improve their ability to identify a range of wildlife tracks and signs encountered in rural and urban areas and even gardens. Learn this valuable skill for anyone with an interest in natural history and conservation.

Cost £140

27/09/2022 How to measure success in bat mitigation 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07845 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

The third in a series of four courses. An indispensable review of the key decisions you need to make - don't start your project without this!

Cost £30 plus VAT

30/09/2022 Dormouse Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Mammal Society 02380 010983 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3OVfC5I

This one-day course is recognised as the definitive course on dormouse ecology, survey and monitoring.

Cost £45+

14/10/2022 Water Vole Ecology, Mitigation and Live-Capture Techniques 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Mammal Society 02380 010983 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3LwhFLs

Designed for professionals, and assumes some prior experience of water vole ecology.

Cost £45+

15/10/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Montford bridge, Shrewsbury, SY4 1DX, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3a3gTrD

This introductory course will introduce you to the ancient art of wildlife tracking Tracking involves a range of skills. This course will teach you to follow clues, work out what the animal was doing and when, and maybe even find the animal itself.

15/10/2022 Ecology, Surveying and Conservation of otters and Water Voles 2 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Colchester, CO7 6UL, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NFn2bu

This intermediate course will explore the history of the otters and water voles, their ecology and conservation requirements. This course combines indoor talks with a field-based session each day. The emphasis will be on gaining practical skills to be able to survey for otters and water voles.

28/10/2022 Dormice and Development - Online 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Mammal Society 02380 010983 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3MAf3fB

Designed for consultants or those needing to learn about dormouse legislation. From ?45

Cost £45+

29/10/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 2 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Colchester, CO7 6UL, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OO9c7u

This introductory course is a great place to start for those looking to improve their ability to identify a range of wildlife tracks and signs encountered in rural and urban areas and even gardens. Learn this valuable skill for anyone with an interest in natural history and conservation.

01/11/2022 How to choose and use bat boxes 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07847 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

An essential guide for any ecologist instructing, supervising and liaising with contractors

Cost £30 plus VAT

03/11/2022 Conservation of Marine Mammals 4 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NSZbVA

During this beginner course, you will be introduced to historical and modern-day threats facing marine mammals across the world and here in the UK. This course has been developed by leading marine experts, ORCA.

Cost £60

08/11/2022 How to interpret your bat surveys 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

Key pointers to help you make sensible and efficient choices about bat boxes. We will help you to feel more organised and confident in your approach.

Cost £30 plus VAT

12/11/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 2 Days

Dounans Centre, Aberfoyle, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 3UT?, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NNKP9a

This introductory course is a great place to start for those looking to improve their ability to identify a range of wildlife tracks and signs encountered in rural and urban areas and even gardens. Learn this valuable skill for anyone with an interest in natural history and conservation.

Cost £120

14/11/2022 Discovering Badgers, other Mustelids and their Allies 3 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NLUDAl

This introductory course will explore badgers, other mustelids and some other relevant medium-sized mammals. This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about land mammals. It will focus on badgers and other mustelids, including pine martens, otters and weasels, that you can find in the UK.

Cost £45

24/11/2022 Assessing Trees for Bats 1 Day

Abinger Hammer, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A one-day course giving participants knowledge of legislation, tree health and safety, and categorising bat tree roost potential

Cost £90

26/11/2022 Big Cats: Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3cOR7sf

Felids cats are one of the most charismatic groups of species, but they suffer from human pressure such as poaching and habitat loss. Learn about felids and the diversity of their conservation concerns from front-line biological scientists.

Cost £85.00+

03/12/2022 Unique Island Wildlife and the Threats Facing It 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3voxy0h

The wide range of uniquely adapted plants and animals on islands are the results of a combination of evolutionary, ecological and geological factors. However, the same factors that promote this biodiversity also make them vulnerable to human disturbances. Join us to find out more.

Cost £85.00+

13/05/2023 Wildlife and People: Conflict and Conservation 1 Day

Ewert House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3Q2ktli

While people value animals as a source of income, food or medicine, communities living with wildlife may consider it a nuisance or threat. Join us to explore the intricate relationship between humans and animals from a conservation biology perspective.

Cost £85.00+

Various Grey Squirrel Management Training 1 Day

Various, British Red Squirrel contact@britishredsquirrel.org

A comprehensive, Lantra accredited, Grey Squirrel Management Training Course for any level of experience. The one-day course has been developed by a partnership of the major players within the Squirrel World, and is designed to be flexible, allowing provision right across the British Isles.

Cost £Varies depending on location

Various Architectural Terms for Bat Workers

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

A 3 module online course covering a wide range of architectural terms
useful for ecologists and bat workers in particular. Self study in your
own time.

Various Mammal ID

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

A 3 module online course covering all species of UK land mammals
(excluding bats). Useful tips on identifying the animals and their
burrow, tracks and signs. Study in your own time.

Various Surveying for Protected Species

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

This self-study course consists of videos with information on the
ecology and survey techniques for badgers, dormice, great crested newts, otters, reptiles, and water voles delivered by a Principal Ecologist. It includes legislation and a video of tracks and signs. There are plenty of references for further study and some book suggestions and a couple of quzzes.

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

Contact For Details Ecology and Survey - Intensive Vocational Training Course 10 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/3zi63Vp

Starts April 2022.  This comprehensive vocational course covers ecology and survey techniques for habitats, bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and invasive species, data interpretation and report writing. The 10-day course consists of classroom and practical sessions, providing current expert knowledge and practical field experience.

Cost £1,350 before January 2022, £1,450 thereafter

Various ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Course 1 Day

Online, ORCA 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

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.

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