Otter Ecology and Surveys

Summary

A one-day introductory course on otters, including a field visit and lectures. The course will cover relevant aspects of the background ecology of otters, focusing on the use of resting sites, field survey techniques, legislation and licensing for surveys. The field visit will allow those attending to put the theory into practice.

Description

A one-day introductory course on otters, including a field visit and lectures. The course will cover relevant aspects of the background ecology of otters, focusing on the use of resting sites, field survey techniques, legislation and licensing for surveys. The field visit will allow those attending to put the theory into practice, searching for and identifying field signs of otters in different types of habitat. This course is aimed at beginners and those with some previous experience (intermediate level). A separate course covers mitigation techniques.

Who Should Attend?

Consultants, LPA Ecologists, conservation officers in SNCOs or NGOs

Knowledge Level

Beginner – Intermediate

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of otter ecology
  • Understanding of different types of otter surveys and the relevant approach to each
  • Ability to find and identify field signs, particularly spraint and footprints
  • Ability to identify resting sites
  • Knowledge of survey techniques for monitoring resting sites and when this requires a licences

Refreshments

Course fee includes refreshments through the day but lunch is not included.

Key Information

Start date:

Cost:

CIEEM Member: £110 Non-members: £180

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sector:

Ecology, Nature & Wildlife

Location:

Cirencester

Contact Details: