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Hedgehog Ecology and Land Management Course for Practitioners – 25th May 2022

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Course content

Talk 1: Ecology and behaviour
An overview of basic biology, ecology, behaviour, disease and rehabilitation.

Talk 2: Population, monitoring and the law
An overview of recent trends in the UK hedgehog population, the hedgehog’s conservation status and the legislation surrounding them.

Talk 3: Threats and mitigation
An overview of threats to hedgehogs and discussion around potential solutions and barriers.

Cost: £30 per person
Duration: Half day (1pm-5pm)
Tutors: Hugh Warwick and Grace Johnson
Location: Online (Zoom)

Why do I need to attend this course?

This online course is aimed at people involved in the management of public spaces or private amenity land. This includes consultants, landscape architects and developers.

Immediately recognisable and popular with the public, hedgehogs provide a means to engage people in biodiversity issues and an intelligent focus for satisfying the requirements of the NERC Act. Hedgehogs are also frequently overlooked in ecological impact assessments. Small management changes can dramatically improve areas of land for this UK BAP species, potentially reversing its decline and enriching biodiversity more broadly.

This course has been produced in partnership with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and developed with hedgehog experts Dr Pat Morris & Dr Nigel Reeve. It has previously been taught as a one day in-person course, but moving forward there will be a half day virtual option. We are trialling the new virtual format so would appreciate feedback from this session.

Please contact us if this is a company booking and you would like us to invoice you rather than booking online. Please note as People’s Trust for Endangered Species is not VAT registered VAT is not added to tickets. By booking on this event you are agreeing to our events terms and conditions.

 


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Date:
May 25
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Grace Johnson

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