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

Summary: This is a 2 day course

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.

Please note that theoretical aspects of water vole mitigation are not covered in this course. CIEEM do offer a further ‘Water Vole Mitigation’ training course run by trainer Mike Dean which does cover this.

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. 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.

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.

Water Vole Class Licences in the UK are issued by Natural England, SNH and NRW. Two licensed referees are required for any application. As references should be based on the observation of a person’s skills over an extended period of time, CIEEM does not provide references. We do however provide a certificate confirming completion of the training which will help in the assessment of your application.

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

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Lunch is not provided.

How to Apply

For more information or to book your place, please contact CIEEM on:

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Key Information

Start date:

3rd July 2018 at 9:00am

Cost:

CIEEM Member: £220, with Early Bird until 22nd May £180 | Non member: £360 or with Early Bird until 22 May £320

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sectors:

Biodiversity, Ecology, Policy & Legislation, Research

Location:

Lifton, United Kingdom

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