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Bats: Impact Assessment and Mitigation

25 April 2017, Wareham, Dorset

10am – 5pm



Beginner - Intermediate



The need for appropriate mitigation is paramount for successful and continued use of a structure/habitat by bats. This requires good understanding of bat ecology and how development can impact different species of bats in different ways.

This course will cover the impacts on bats of development, roads, tree surgery and wind farms and the requirement for appropriate bat mitigation and enhancement in line with current legislative requirements.

The course is suitable for those who have some knowledge of bat ecology and surveys (or have attended an Introduction to Bat Ecology and Bat Surveys course).

Impact and mitigation for all species of bat found in the UK will be discussed in detail, using presentations, question and answer sessions, a field visit and case studies to develop delegates' understanding of the topics. Effective communication with clients will also be discussed to ensure that clients are aware of and understand the laws protecting bats and the requirements for mitigation

Learning Outcomes

  1. Have an awareness of different types of bat mitigation.
  2. Understand the importance of ecological enhancements.
  3. Be able to assess impacts on bats, from development proposals/tree surgery, roads, wind farms (including analysis of survey data).
  4. Be able to apply a relevant mitigation for different levels of impact and contexts.

CIEEM areas of competency to be developed in the training

A4 Ecological Assessment including Ecological Impact Assessment
M1 Advise on habitat / species management and / or habitat creation projects
P3 Implementation of policy legislation and standards

Who should attend?

Conservation officers, students, ecological consultants and environmental managers, local authority ecologists and planners, developers

Attendees will have a basic knowledge of bat ecology and surveying (Bat Ecology and Bat Surveys training the day before)

The trainers will be offering an optional evening bat survey on 24 April. Venue and time to be confirmed.



Katie Pollard MCIEEM and Danny Alder MCIEEM


For bookings made by Sunday 12 March our Early Bird rates apply:
CIEEM members: £90 / Non-members: £160

For bookings made on or after Monday 13 March:
CIEEM members: £110 / Non-members: £180

Course fee includes refreshments throughout each day but lunch is not included.

Event booking terms and conditions>>

Date 25 Apr 2017 - 10:00
Location Carey Outdoor Education Centre,
Carey Camp,
BH20 7PB
Organiser CIEEM
Telephone 01962 868626