Wildlife and habitats of the UK's mountains and uplands

22/05/2024 - 22/05/2024

Online

Bookings start from £28.00

About

WORKSHOP CONTENT & LEARNING OUTCOMES

This CPD workshop has been developed for mountain leaders, hill and moorland leaders and climbing & mountaineering guides, and also for those training for and aspiring to those qualifications and roles. Its content is designed to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Expand understanding and awareness of the of the UK’s mountains and uplands as wildlife habitats and the variation in those habitats from valley to summit.
  • Develop knowledge and appreciation of the wildlife which inhabits mountain and upland ecosystems.
  • Learn about the challenges faced by mountain wildlife and also how it adapts to the environment.
  • Provide an overview of conservation work being carried out to protect and restore uplands ecosystems.
  • Gain confidence in recognising and identifying species of birds and mammals encountered in mountain and upland habitats. Including recommended resources for further information and study.
  • Familiarisation with some key plant species, which are an important part of mountain and uplands ecosystems.
  • Enable leaders to engage with their groups and companions on the subject matter.

Workshop Format:

The workshop will be delivered online using Microsoft Teams video, as an interactive session. Participants do not need to have Microsoft Teams accounts or subscriptions as a link will be provided to enable them to join the call from PC, ipad, Mac or mobile device.

The online format enables us to “visit” geographically widespread habitats across four seasons in a way that would not be possible to achieve during a day in the hills.

Using high resolution photos and images, we take a close look at a variety of mountain and uplands ecosystems, the wildlife which inhabit them and the flora which shapes them.

EQUIPMENT/KIT REQUIRED

PC or other device suitable for joining a video conference call.

Suitable Wifi connection

CATERING/FOOD

WORKSHOP PROVIDER CREDENTIALS

 

Ian is a qualified Mountain Leader, registered with the Mountain Training Association. He has hiked and climbed in the UK’s mountains and further afield, for over 30 years.

He has had a lifelong interest in the natural world. Through years of observation and fieldwork, he has developed in-depth knowledge of UK wildlife and the ecosystems which support it.

He has worked year-round for the RSPB since 2018 as both volunteer and employee, in the hills and high moorland of Northern England. His role entails bird surveys and monitoring and protecting endangered birds of prey including Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon and Short Eared Owl.

Through carrying out surveys and monitoring breeding behaviour, Ian has also contributed to the compilation of a bird atlas of Lancashire.

Ian also runs two other MTA accredited CPD Workshops:  “Conservation and Restoration of the UK's Mountains and Uplands” and "Raptors of the UK's Mountains and Uplands".

CANCELLATION PROCEDURE

Contact provider by email

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT

Your CPD record - If you attend this event and it counts as CPD, your CPD point/s will automatically be added to your record in due course - you will not need to add it yourself.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for the workshop provider to complete the event in the system and assign you your CPD, thank you.

Where And When

Start
22/05/2024 19:00
End
22/05/2024 22:00
Total Days
0.5
Maximum Bookings
9
Bookings
2
Venue
Online
Town
Online
County
Online
Country
Online

CPD Points

CPD Points
0.50

Provider

Name
Mountain Training Association
Phone
07753 771498
Email

Booking

  • Non Residential

    £28.00

Other Dates

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