Otters may be encountered on development sites that affect or are near to water courses and they may also be present on sites designated for nature conservation. Therefore it is important that ecologists and conservationists know how to survey for them, how to recognise their field signs and have a good understanding of their ecology.
This course is an introductory level self-study course that combines a 'classroom' session with your tutor to learn about ecology, identification, field signs and legislation then you will experience going out on a survey with the tutor on a video. The course is taught by an experienced ecologist from Ecology Training UK Ltd and is based on our Otter Ecology and Surveying field course.
The course will cover the following topics:
Otter biology and ecology
Identifying otters and their field signs
Legal status of otters
"Intriguing, I had no questions unanswered and Sue was inspirational."
"Even though I was not in the field with Sue I feel I can now do a survey for otters."
"Thank you so much for putting this course online Really enjoyed it and I am now constantly looking for signs and clues on my daily country walks! "
"I really enjoyed this one, I’ve been assisting on a few otter surveys recently but unfortunately haven’t come across any signs yet, so this course has been really helpful for knowing what to look out for!"
What you get:
The course comprises 2 videos - one in the classroom and one out in the field, there is also a quiz and handouts for the classroom part.
Study in your own time.
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