Working with wildlife

In the construction industry, 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 however many other sites may still have wildlife interest but are not designated or otherwise protected.

In response, CIRIA, in partnership with industry practitioners, has developed from its published guidance a one-day training course focusing on environmental good practice, which aims to provide practical guidance about managing construction sites to minimise potential impacts.

The working with wildlife course provides delegates with an understanding of the issues faced on both rural and urban sites from a wildlife perspective. The course provides guidance on how to identify and effectively manage wildlife interest on sites that themselves may be designated and/or protected as well as those species found on site that are also designated and/ or protected.

The course is delivered through a number of modules:

  • introduction – aims
  • why bother?
  • ecology – the basics
  • planning and biodiversity
  • protected species
  • noxious plants
  • wildlife survey
  • where next?
  • discussion.

    Those attending this course receive a complementary copy the working with wildlife site guide.

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