Peregrine Falcon: Ecology, Survey and Mitigation

Summary

This course aims to provide an up-to-date understanding of peregrine ecology, current conservation status and threats. In particular the course aims to provide examples of effective survey, timings and precautions in respect of development and mitigation examples.

Description

This course aims to provide an up-to-date understanding of peregrine ecology, current conservation status and threats. In particular, the course aims to provide examples of effective survey, timings and precautions in respect of development and mitigation examples.

Using a combination of presentations, case studies and field work, participants will see a number of mitigation projects and gain an understanding of the legislative framework surrounding the species. The aim of the course is to provide participants with the skills to undertake competent surveys, produce relevant and rational reports in line with national guidelines, and to advise on developments in respect of ecological constraints and mitigation measures.

Who Should Attend?

Ecological consultants, industrial operators, developers.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

A familiarity with bird survey techniques and reasonable identification skills for UK species of birds is desirable but not essential.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a broad understanding of peregrine falcon ecology including signs of presence/differing levels of activity/residence/breeding and current issues/conflicts.
  • Clearly understand survey requirements and protocol.
  • Clearly understand the legal framework of protection.
  • Be aware of the range of mitigation opportunities currently available.

Refreshments

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 £110.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £180.00