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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.

15/06/2024 Hazel Dormouse: Handling and Survey Methods 1 Day

Kent, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/44lKODg

This one day course provides a basic introduction to dormouse ecology, with more detailed information on survey and handling techniques. The training includes practical sessions on dormouse handling and nibbled nut identification.

28/06/2024 Dormouse Ecology and Conservation (online) 1 Day

Online, Mammal Society 02380010981 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/426AxcI

This one-day course runs from approximately 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 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 will be held online and includes information on relevant legislation, dormouse ecology and conservation, survey techniques and habitat management theory, led by expert trainer David Wells.

Cost £50-95

03/07/2024 Otter Ecology and Survey 1 Day

Richard Green Ecology Ltd, 9C Mill Park Industrial Estate, White Cross Road, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/2HbeKd0

This introductory course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to undertake otter surveys and provide reports in accordance with best practice guidance. Attendees should be comfortable with walking outdoors on rough terrain, as the course will include a visit to a watercourse used by otters.

03/07/2024 Combined Otter Ecology and Survey with Development and Mitigation 2 Days

Richard Green Ecology Ltd, 9C Mill Park Industrial Estate, White Cross Road, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/2HbeKd0

04/07/2024 Otters and Development, including Mitigation Focusing on Highway Projects 1 Day

Richard Green Ecology Ltd, 9C Mill Park Industrial Estate, White Cross Road, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/2HbeKd0

Advanced course aimed at people who have attended our ?Otter ecology and survey? course or are already experienced in undertaking otter surveys and have a good understanding of otter ecology. Following attendance, you should be able to design appropriate survey and mitigation strategies and successfully apply for otter mitigation licences.

12/07/2024 Dormouse Ecology and Conservation (in-person) 1 Day

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

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

17/07/2024 Beaver Ecology & Management 2 Days

Devon, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/44nnFAa

This course will provide an introduction to the ecology and history of this species, the implications of its return for ecological and hydrological systems and how beavers can be managed effectively to ensure co-existence in Britain.

24/07/2024 Badger Ecology & Surveys 1 Day

Lincolnshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4blj6Zl

This one-day training event (the first day of two days of badger training) provides a comprehensive introduction to badger ecology and surveys. The training includes an overview of badger ecology, relevant legislation, survey planning and techniques, field signs (including sett identification) and writing badger reports.

25/07/2024 Badger Impacts and Mitigation 1 Day

Lincolnshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/44E3Ox3

This one-day training event (the second day of two days of badger training) provides a comprehensive introduction to assessing impacts on badgers, mitigation options, licence application preparation and procedures and implementation of mitigation measures.

25/07/2024 Hazel Dormouse: Handling and Survey Methods 1 Day

Kent, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/44lsYQy

This one day course provides a basic introduction to dormouse ecology, with more detailed information on survey and handling techniques. The training includes practical sessions on dormouse handling and nibbled nut identification.

26/07/2024 Seal Field Skills to Inform Conservation - Online

Online, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/43SzvAv

Developed and led by leading seal conservation experts at the Seal Research Trust, this practical online course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to start recording and surveying seals to become an effective seal ambassador.

Cost £75

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

09/08/2024 Beaver Ecology, Survey and Management Issues 1 Day

Richard Green Ecology Ltd, 9C Mill Park Industrial Estate, White Cross Road, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/2HbeKd0

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to undertake beaver surveys, experiencing field signs and beaver wetlands first-hand. Potential human-beaver conflicts will also be covered, with information on management solutions and licensing requirements. Attendees should be comfortable with walking outdoors on rough and wet terrain

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

21/08/2024 Discovering UK Otters: Biology, Ecology and Conservation (Online)

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

This course will focus on what otters evolved from, their biology, behaviour, and where to find them. This course will also cover a basic overview of otter surveying, monitoring, and conservation whilst looking at human impacts on our UK otter population.

Cost £45

26/08/2024 A close look at nature: 2-week experience 12 Days

Lower Sharpham Farm, Ashprington, Totnes, TQ9 7DX, Ambios Ltd info@ambios.net c-js.info/49z3Mb0

Get up close and personal with abundant nature in a beautiful landscape. Develop your confidence in how to identify and interpret nature, including birds and wild mammals. You’ll also investigate the world of plants and their medicinal, cultural, and edible properties. Leave feeling resourced to start your nature recovery journey.

Cost £980

29/08/2024 How to conduct a bat emergence survey 3 Days

Bore Place, Kent, Bore Place 01732 463255 volunteering@boreplace.org c-js.info/3OgNon9

A free training session to learn how to conduct a bat emergence survey. The data gathered will contribute to our wider understanding of the biodiversity of Bore Place. No knowledge or experience necessary, pre-booking essential, 18+ only.

Free Course

31/08/2024 Camera trapping for wildlife conservation 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3MOQDBQ

A wild day out learning the fundamentals of camera trapping and the opportunity to practice your new and/or improved skills in the wilds of Kent.

Cost £37.50 Standard fee

18/09/2024 Dormouse Ecology, Survey & Habitat Management 1 Day

Surrey, Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A hybrid 1-day course covering the ecology, legislation, survey techniques, mitigation and management of Dormice

Cost £110

19/09/2024 Beaver conservation, ecology and management - autumn course 1 Day

Willington (DWT), Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3SoX2oq

A 1-day course covering all aspects of beaver ecology & conservation & a chance to see these amazing creatures at one of their release sites

Cost £85

26/09/2024 Discovering Tracks and Signs (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council biodiversity@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3DUE4zi

This introductory online wildlife tracking course will explore the skills needed to confidently identify a variety of mammal and bird activities when you are out in the field. Wildlife tracking is a crucial skill within conservation management and key for species identification.

Cost £30

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

05/10/2024 How to conduct a small mammal survey 5 Days

Bore Place, Kent, Bore Place 01732 463255 volunteering@boreplace.org c-js.info/3HxUJLe

A free training session to learn how to conduct a small mammal survey. Your new skills will enable you to join our citizen science programme and undertake butterfly surveys for Bore Place (and elsewhere!) No knowledge or experience necessary, pre-booking essential, 18+ only.

Free Course

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

Various Mammal ID

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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 Water Vole Ecology and Surveying

Online, Ecology Training UK Ltd 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk

Water voles, a once common mammal in the UK, have declined massively in recent decades. They are now a fully protected species. In this course learn all about water vole ecology and conservation and how to survey for them.

Cost £105

Various Wildlife Tracking Workshops & Evaluations Various Days

South Downs National Park, John Rhyder 07795312424 info@woodcraftschool.co.uk c-js.info/3ROrR5F

Track & Sign & Trailing workshops, courses and evaluations. Run by John Rhyder senior tracker and evaluator with CyberTracker conservation international.

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 Surveying for Protected Species

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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 Architectural Terms for Bat Workers

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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 Bats: Health and Safety Awareness for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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

Various Bats: Surveying Trees for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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 Otter Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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 Bats: Architectural Terms for Batworkers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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: Legislation for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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: Surveying Buildings for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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 Badger Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk 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 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

Various A Simple Guide to Bat Echolocation Calls

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3TelTLV

A FREE mini course to explain in a little more detail how to get the best from our download and guide to the echolocation calls of British Bats.

Free Course

Various Bat Roost Survey Fundamentals

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3clOgHe

Learn about surveying buildings, trees and other structures for a range of bat roost features, with confidence. With the acquired knowledge you will be able to assess and categorise their suitability and provide simple advice.

Cost £76

Various Bat Workers: Health and Safety, A Wildcare Video Series - Keeping You Safe

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3R7AwPc

Bat worker health and safety videos produced by Wildcare. A series of seven support videos for bat workers. Supporting you, so you can support the environment.

Free Course

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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