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Hedgehog Ecology and Land Management Course for Practitioners
This unique training course provides a professional guide to hedgehog ecology, surveying and mitigation.
Talk 1: Ecology and behaviour – an overview of basic biology, ecology, behaviour, disease and rehabilitation
Talk 2: Threats to hedgehogs and the law – urban and rural threats; UK conservation status and decline; UK legislation; the latest survey methods
Outdoor session: To reinforce theory
Talk 3: Land management for hedgehogs – practical advice on management and mitigation
Cost: £50 per person (lunch not included but teas and coffees will be provided)
Duration: Full day
Tutor: PTES Hedgehog Officer Emily Wilson. Please email email@example.com for further details.
Why do I need to attend this course?
Hedgehog numbers have declined by a third in the last decade in both rural and urban areas. We need to change the way we manage our land to help support wild hedgehog populations.
This 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.
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.