Pine Marten and Wildcat ecology and surveying
7-8 March 2013, Kindrogan, Perthshire
This course is designed to raise awareness about two Scottish predators, pine martens and wildcats. It will discuss how to improve and refresh field techniques for identification and their ecology, behaviour and habitat preferences. Participants will be introduced to the legal status of protected species with regard to their conservation and the key issues relating to pine martens/wildcats and habitat management will be highlighted.
Beginner to Intermediate
Who should attend?
No experience required but some knowledge an advantage. Must be fit and capable of walking in rough country.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
•Understand the ecology of pine martens and wildcats.
• Use the methodology for surveying and monitoring.
• Apply a greater understanding of the legal implications for development;
• Understand the mitigation measures for development and disturbance
The training will be delibered using presentations and discussion. Included are field visits and the use of camera traps to inform on site sightings, locations and behaviour.
(A full programme will be provided by the trainer in due course)
Including overnight accommodation (7 March) and evening meal/breakfast
IEEM members £286.75 (£266.75 if booked before 4 February 2013)
Non members £466.75 (£426.75 if booked before 4 February 2013)
Excluding overnight accommodation, evening meal and breakfast:
IEEM members £215 (£195 if booked before 4 February 2013)
Non members £395 (£355 if booked before 4 February 2013)
|Date||07 Mar 2013 - 09:30|
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