Water Vole Live Trapping, Handling, Practical Care and Re-establishment

Summary

This advanced course aims to familiarise experienced practitioners with the practical elements of water vole trapping and considerations for maintaining water voles in captivity. Delegates will have opportunities to handle water voles of different ages and sexes, consider the requirements pertinent to the effective re-establishment of water vole populations and techniques to assist with successful restoration.

Description

The publication of new guidance on water vole survey and mitigation for developments (April 2016) introduces additional requirements for the survey, trapping and displacement of water voles. This advanced course aims to familiarise experienced practitioners with the practical elements of water vole trapping and considerations for maintaining water voles in captivity. It will afford the opportunity for attendees to handle water voles of different ages and sexes. It will additionally consider the requirements pertinant to the effective re-establishment of water vole populations and techniques to assist with successful restoration. This course complements our one day Water Vole Mitigation training.

This course is aimed at experienced practitioners (intermediate or advanced level). It is assumed that those attending this course have attended the ‘Water Vole Ecology and Surveys’ course, or are already experienced in undertaking water vole surveys and have a good understanding of the background ecology of the species.

Links to our Water Vole Ecology and Surveys  and Water Vole Mitigation courses are provided in ‘Related Training Events’ below.

Biosecurity

With delegates attending this training from many different locations, the potential to spread Invasive Non Native Species is considerable. Before attending this training please ensure you have cleaned, checked and dried all equipment (including footwear) and ensure all appropriate biosecurity measures are taken.

Who Should Attend?

Senior ecologists seeking to design and supervise/train staff working on water vole translocation projects

Knowledge Level

Intermediate – Advanced

Prior Knowledge

It is expected that participants will have previous knowledge of the general ecology of the species and its field signs. Ideally participants would have already attended one of our Water Vole Mitigation training events.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding water vole field signs
  • Water vole traps and trapping
  • Water vole care practical requirements
  • Water vole care legal considerations
  • Practical requirements for reinstatement
  • Strategic requirements for reinstatement

Refreshments

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

Accommodation

Local farmhouse accommodation is available a short distance from the venue. Please contact enquiries@cieem.net for further information.

How to Apply

To book your place:

  • Visit our website
  • Email enquiries@cieem.net
  • Call us on 01962 868626

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Key Information

Start date:

31st October 2017 at 9:00am

Cost:

CIEEM Member: £220 | Non-Member: £360

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sectors:

Biodiversity, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Sustainability

Location:

Devon, United Kingdom