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Our ‘Survey Techniques for Protected Species’ self-study course gives an introduction into a range of species ecology, survey techniques and legislation, relevant to both conservation and consultancy. Species include badgers, bats, dormice, otters, reptiles, great crested newts and water voles.

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 – 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 – 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.” SO

“Great course. Make it well known that it is suitable for developers/construction companies.” HJ

“I absolutely loved the course and it taught me a great deal of useful and interesting information.” AR

This is a self-study course. At the end there will be a short quiz and if you get over 70% you will receive a Certificate.


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