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  • Cyber Tracker Intro

    New course

    24-28 March 2020

    Combined tracker workshop and evaluation

    A 3 day Track and sign workshop followed by a 2 day evaluation

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    Dates for 2020

    Tracker Evaluations

    2020 dates available for track and sign and trailing

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  • Wildfood 02

    Places available

    29 June-3 July 2020

    Plant identification for wild foods and Medicine

    An excellent exploration into the world of plants and trees

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Wildlife Services

Wildlife services

With his extensive knowledge and experience studying and working with wildlife,  John is able to offer a number of wildlife and natural history related services. He is able to use a number of techniques, including wildlife tracking, with the focus on terrestrial mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Surveys

Mammals of conservation interest

John is licensed to survey for several protected mammal species and invasive wildlife, this includes use of remote cameras and the collection of genetic materials.

Trees and Woodlands 

John has extensive experience and knowledge in surveying trees and woodlands and compiling species inventories and in making recommendations to enhance conservation value.

Nature Guiding

We can over wildlife and nature guiding across the UK and into Europe this may include a general wildlife, tracking and ethnobotanical experience or something that focuses on specific subject areas. You may wish to read this article describing a trip organised by us to Poland  

John has many contacts across the UK and Europe most of which are expert naturalists in their own right and can either work as a guide on an existing tour, or help you plan something from scratch, contact us to discuss ideas.

Wildlife Tracking

Species inventory

A general survey to find out what wildlife features might be in an area, be that for general interest, rare or protected wildlife or for invasive species. This service may be of use in identifying wildlife corridors and crossing points when considering the placement of roads, barriers and warning signs.

Deer impact assessment

This service relies on extensive knowledge of the tracks and signs of ungulate species and other species whose sign may be easily confused.  Impact surveys can be used to measure current levels of impact on a site and to monitor how impacts are changing with time. The methodology has been developed by the deer initiative and was originally based on the work of Dr A. Cooke. It is simple to apply but is also sensitive enough to give a broad description of deer impact, together with an indication of deer activity. It is usually used for general woodland assessment rather than for forestry crops. Deer impact assessment is extremely important when devising strategies to ensure the long-term health of woodland and other habitats.

Trailing

John has on occasion been called out to track and locate lost or escaped animals, he is also trained in live capture techniques.

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