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Surveying for Protected Species **NEW** Self-study Course

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Our 'Survey Techniques for Protected Species' self-study course gives an introduction into a range of species ecology and survey techniques, as well as legislation, relevant to both conservation and consultancy.

Course Description:

This course comprises 4 videos:

1. Wildlife legislation and Protected Species – in this video you will learn about protected species in general, legislation, and focuses on the ecology and surveying of badgers, great crested newts and water voles. Playing time: 1hr 6 mins.

2. Surveying for Protected Species Video 2 - Dormice and Otters - in this video you will learn about the ecology and surveying of dormice and otters. Playing time: 1hr 17 mins

3. Surveying for Protected Species Video 2 - Reptiles and Bats. In this video you will learn about the ecology and surveying for reptiles and bats. Playing time: 1hr 17 mins

4. Animal Tracks and Signs - our tutor takes you through how to identify a range of droppings, feeding signs, nests, tracks and more. There is a separate picture quiz for this final video. Playing time 41 mins.

"A good course for the absolute beginner to gain an insight into protected species surveying and legislation."

"Great course. Make it well known that it is suitable for developers/construction companies."

This is a self-study course and you will be provided with the URL's for the videos and two quizzes - one on tracks and signs and an end of course quiz covering all the material on the course. Your quizzes will be marked and a Certificate issued if you get over 70%.


Email or phone Sue on 07818073660.
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This is what some of our students have said about our online courses:

‘The [habitat management] course is certainly paying off as I’m currently managing woodlands as part of the graduate development programme with the FC. I’m about to apply for the membership with the Institute of Chartered Foresters and thought of attaching this certificate!’

‘Thank you for the course, I found it very interesting and definitely improved my knowledge of the fundamentals of habitat management.’