Hedgehog ecology & management for conservation practitioners

19 February 2019, 10:00 - 15:00 (Add to calendar)

Join Simone Bullion (SWT Senior Conservation Adviser) and Ali North (SWT Ipswich Hedgehog Officer) on this full day course where you will learn about hedgehog ecology, behaviour, threats, and how land can be managed for hedgehog populations. This course is authored by People's Trust for Endangered Species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Henry Thompson (Hedgehog Street), hedgehog expert Dr Pat Morris, with consultation from Dr Nigel Reeve.

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

Immediately recognizable and popular with the public, they provide a means to engage people in biodiversity issues and an intelligent focus for satisfying the requirements of the NERC Act. Small management changes can dramatically improve areas of land for this UK BAP species, potentially reversing its decline and enriching biodiversity more broadly.

Course content

• Status and trends - UK conservation status and population trends; urban and rural threats; UK legislation

• Ecology and behaviour – an overview of basic biology, ecology, behaviour and disease

• Land management – practicalities of reducing threats and encouraging hedgehogs

• An outdoor session to reinforce theory.

Tea, coffee and biscuits included in the price, but please bring a packed lunch. Please wear stout shoes or boots and clothing suitable for the weather for the outdoor session. Please bring a notepad & pen

For more information on PTES, please click on the link: http://www.ptes.org/

For more information about action you can take to help hedgehogs, click on the following link: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrus...

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