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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.

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+

08/12/2022 Otter Survey and Ecology 2 Days

Birnam Guest House, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3gBUAfx

Delegates will learn to identify the characteristics of main habitats during the winter months and plan surveys for the following summer season. This will involve excursions (weather permitting) to a range of otter habitats. Methods of appraisal for ecological habitat assessment in relation to otter and appropriate land management is discussed and debated.

09/12/2022 Beaver ecology and field signs 1 Day

Northgate Centre, Military Rd, Canterbury, KENT, CT1 1YX, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3Solo0Y

The aim of this course is to give an introduction to beavers and surveys methods in a workshop presentation format. The morning of this workshop will be spent exploring the world of European beavers in the UK. You will learn about beaver ecology, their field signs, how to survey them and how to get involved in the Kent Beaver Citizen Science Programme. After lunch, there will be an outdoor beaver survey training in Fordwich to practise the skills you have learnt in the morning.

Cost £35

12/12/2022 Water Vole Survey Methods & Mitigation withDerek Gow 0.5 Day

Online Webinar, BatAbility Courses & Tuition c-js.info/3XxVJWo

Derek Gow will discuss water vole status & distribution within the Britis Isles, ID, field signs & behaviour, habitat, mitigation & compensation overview. This session includes Q&A

Cost £30.00 plus VAT

14/12/2022 Bat Sound Analysis - Starting Out 0.5 Day

Online Webinar, BatAbility Courses & Tuition c-js.info/3AI75gS

The session will focus on European species.Neil Middleton will discuss software choices & features, method to analysing individual recordings manually, Species ID, Auto ID/Classifiers. This session includes Q&A

Cost £12.50 plus VAT

04/01/2023 Mammal and Reptile Survey Methods

Online, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford 01865 286960 est@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3bl8nl0

This part-time tutored online course is designed to equip students with the skills, techniques and know-how necessary to undertake surveys of mammal and reptile populations or individuals with confidence. The course aims to create a rich workshop experience, encouraging direct student and tutor interaction and discussion. From £440.00

08/01/2023 Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Course 1 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Secret World Wildlife Rescue 01278 768723 learning@secretworld.org c-js.info/3TKbRB2

Are you interested in learning more about British wildlife and expanding your knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation and release? Course 1: Ethical considerations when treating wildlife; Health & Safety: your own and your responsibility to others; Wildlife rescue techniques and equipment; Cleanliness, hygiene and biosecurity.

Cost £35

19/01/2023 Discovering Marine Mammals: Biology and Ecology (Online)

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

Dive into marine mammal biology and ecology with this introductory online course from marine conservation experts, ORCA. Develop your knowledge, learn something new and connect with experts. During this online course, you will be introduced to marine mammals, with a particular focus on UK species.

Cost £45

31/01/2023 UK Otter Biology, Ecology and Conservation

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

This Beginner UK otter online course will explore their biology, ecology and conservation. This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about otters. This course will focus on what otters evolved from, their biology, behaviour and where to find them.

Cost £45

14/02/2023 Discovering Tracks and Signs (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@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

18/02/2023 SWWR Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Course 2 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Secret World Wildlife Rescue 01278 768723 learning@secretworld.org c-js.info/3TKbRB2

Are you interested in learning more about British wildlife and expanding your knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation and release? Course 2: Record keeping and legal considerations; Care of neonatal and juvenile birds and mammals; Care of adult birds and mammals; Question and answer sessions

Cost £35

02/03/2023 Conservation of Marine Mammals (Online)

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

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

20/03/2023 Discovering Badgers, other Mustelids and their Allies (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3VkW5Oo

This introductory land mammals online 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.

Cost £45

25/03/2023 SWWR Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Course 3 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Secret World Wildlife Rescue 01278 768723 learning@secretworld.org c-js.info/3TKbRB2

Are you interested in learning more about British wildlife and expanding your knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation and release? Course 3: Assessment and examination; Triage and euthanasia; Medical treatments; First aid; Wound care and bandaging; Question and answer sessions.

Cost £35

17/04/2023 Bat Ecology & Survey Techniques 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3gF9Ato

Learn about the bats of Surrey before conducting your own survey.

Cost £45

22/04/2023 SWWR Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Course 4 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Secret World Wildlife Rescue 01278 768723 learning@secretworld.org c-js.info/3TKbRB2

Are you interested in learning more about British wildlife and expanding your knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation and release? Course 4: Wildlife rehabilitation and release; Release of adult casualties; Soft release techniques and site surveys; Catching up, release and post release monitoring; Question and answer sessions.

Cost £35

22/04/2023 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 2 Days

Flatford Mill Field Centre, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3AIJc8P

This beginner 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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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

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