Protected Mammals (excluding bats) Survey


This will be a classroom based workshop covering an introduction or refresher for survey for protected mammal species (excluding bats). The following species will be covered: badger, otter, water vole, red squirrel with mention of pine marten and wildcat. There will be no field visit, but some field signs will be on display in the classroom. The day will cover an overview of ecology of each species, survey methods and field signs for these species.
Opportunity will be given for questions and discussion of project queries and experiences. Advice on further reading and key references will be given.

Who Should Attend?

Consultants, planners, students, ecologists in Scotland.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

No existing knowledge is required to attend this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge of legislation for protected mammal species (primarily Scotland)
  • Increased knowledge of protected mammal ecology
  • Increased knowledge of protected mammals survey
  • Increased knowledge of protected mammals field signs


Course fee includes refreshments throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch.


Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 £120.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £180.00