Course: Reptile Ecology

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
28th April 2019 01452 383333 Ellen Winter

Cost: £49

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Adders, grass snakes, lizards and slow worms are under threat. This course aims to enable you to identify and survey suitable habitat, to identify species you find, and to assist in future reptile conservation.

Over the day the course will cover:

  • Identification and ecology of native UK reptiles
  • Habitat assessment and key features
  • Key threats to reptiles and conservation management
  • Surveying: timing, refugia, and recording results for conservation
  • Animal welfare, legal protection, health & safety and biosecurity measures

At the end of the course participants can expect to have a firm foundation of reptile identification, ecology, and survey best practice on which to build their field knowledge and conservation skills.

With an illustrated session by GWT reptile expert Alan Sumnall, covering identification, ecology and conservation and legal protection, most of the day is outdoors and will focus on best practice field survey skills for these 4 widespread species. 09:30 – 16.00.

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