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Badger Ecology and Survey Techniques

30 May 2017, Leatherhead

9.30am - 4.00pm

Level

Beginner to Intermediate

Overview

This training will provide delegates with a sound background in badger biology and ecology and the techniques used to survey badgers.  The course will also provide an overview of badgers and the law, including a question and answer session to cover the current situation with regards to badgers, bovine TB and the cull. The afternoon will be spent in the field looking at field signs, learning to differentiate between those of badgers and other mammals and visiting an active badger sett.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Ability to recognise badger setts.
  2. Understanding of badger survey methodology
  3. Ability to find and identify badger field signs and differentiate these from those of other mammals
  4. Understanding of badger legislation and licensing 

CIEEM Areas of competency to be developed in the training

S1 Habitat / species survey design, planning and fieldwork
S2 Speciens identification, handling and evaluation
S4 Physical environment survey

 

Who should attend?

Consultants, LPA Ecologists, conservation officers in SNCOs or NGOs, land managers, rangers and students / interns

Trainer

Dave Williams MCIEEM

Cost

For bookings made by Monday 20 February: CIEEM members: £90 / Non-members: £160

For bookings made on or after Tuesday 21 February: CIEEM members £110 / Non-members £180

Course fee includes refreshments through the day but lunch is not included

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Date 30 May 2017 - 09:30
Location Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve,
Mill Way,
Leatherhead,
Surrey.
KT22 8QA
Website Book your place now
Organiser CIEEM
Email enquiries@cieem.net
Telephone 01962 868626