Introduction to Working with wildlife
Most proposed developments will have some wildlife interest, whether they are situated in rural or urban areas. The most important wildlife sites are usually designated in some way and other sites may still have wildlife interest but are not designated or otherwise protected. In general, wherever there is some wildlife on a site, this should at least be acknowledged and the potential adverse impacts on it avoided if possible, or reduced to a minimum if not.
Course content outline
Are you working in the construction industry and concerned about your overall environmental performance? Are you managing a site and have wildlife issues to deal with, but few or no ideas about how to handle them? Then this is the training course for you!
- Introduction – aims
History of wildlife and nature, conservation in the British Isles and why wildlife is important and it's interactions with the construction industry inc. EMS, BREEAM, CEEQUAL etc
Ecology – the basics
Principles and jargon and legislation
Planning and biodiversity
Powers of local planning authorities, Planning Policy Guidance and Biodiversity Action Plans
What they are they and how to deal with them
What they are and how to deal with them
What are they? Who carries them out? When should they happen?
Where and how to get help, consultants and how to select them, role of third parties and what can you do?
Final questions and conclusions