Bat ecology and conservation

Bat ecology and conservation

Bat identification session with live bats - Peter Crome

This one-day course is designed for those new to bat work. You will be given a comprehensive foundation to bat biology, ecology and conservation.

Course content includes:

  • Bat taxonomy
  • UK species, range and distribution
  • Bat species identification (in the hand) - with live bats
  • Bat physiology including adaptations to flight, echolocation, energetics
  • Life histories including life-cycle, mating strategies, pup development, roost composition and requirements, social behaviour
  • Feeding behaviour
  • Bat conservation and threats

Prior knowledge: None

Professional Training Standards met by course: Foundation Knowledge 1.1 - 1.5, Bat Identification 5.1

CPD: A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded that can be used as evidence for CPD. This course is approved by the Royal Society of Biology as 24 CPD points.

Cost: £165

Discounts: £5 for BCT members,

10% multi-buy discount if booking 3 or more course places

£20 off combined price if also booking Using Bat Detectors

Upcoming date: to be confirmed for 2020

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