Did you know that freshwater consists of only 3% of the water on planet Earth and only 1% of that water is readily available for use for agriculture, drinking, industry, transport and energy, the rest is in glaciers, ground water and the atmosphere. This tiny amount of water is in rivers, lakes, streams, ponds and wetlands and contains 10 times the biodiversity of land and ocean.
This course compromises of 4 freshwater courses:
And two of the following courses:
-Water Vole Ecology and Surveying
-Otter Ecology and Surveying
-Beaver Ecology and Surveying
-Great Crested Newt Ecology and Surveying
See a course overview for each course below, you can also view each as a stand alone course on our website.
Save £50 with this bundle.
Water Vole Ecology and Surveying
Otter Ecology and Surveying
Beaver Ecology and Surveying
Part 1 – Beaver Ecology and Survey Techniques – in this video we will cover beaver ecology, history, introductions, beavers in Europe and field signs with your tutor Sue Searle BSc, PGDip, MCIEEM, Principal Ecologist. Playing Time: 1hr 25 mins.
Part 2 – Beaver Field Signs – this is where your tutor goes out searching for beaver signs along the River Otter in Devon and at the Cornwall Beaver Project. Playing time 12 mins.
Great Crested Newt Ecology and Surveying
Part 1 – covers Ecology, identification, legislation, threats, habitat management and diseases. Run time 1hr 34 mins.
Part 2 – covers surveying for GCN including bottle trapping, netting, egg searching, torching, eDNA sampling and Habitat Suitability Index assessments. Run time 35 mins.
At the end of each Course will be a quiz and if you get 70% or more you will receive a Certificate.