Protected Mammals (excluding Bats) Impacts and Mitigation


This classroom based day will provide an information and discussion based workshop for Protected Mammal Species (excluding bats) covering Impacts and Mitigation/Compensation.


The course will discuss impacts and mitigation species by species with examples of case studies. Reference will primarily be made to badgers, otters, water voles (including terrestrial) and red squirrel with mention of pine marten and wildcat. There will be an overview of legislation and licensing (primarily for Scotland).

Extensive opportunity will be given for questions and it is hoped that participants will bring some examples of case studies for discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in group discussion and presentation of example case studies. Advice on further reading and key references will be given.

Who Should Attend?

Ecological consultants, local authority ecologists, conservation officers, students, environment managers.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

Some experience of protected species mitigation in some areas, but not essential.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge of legislation for protected mammal species (primarily Scotland)
  • Increased knowledge of potential impacts to protected mammals
  • Increased knowledge of examples of mitigation options
  • Increased knowledge of licensing for protected species (primarily Scotland)


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