Wildlife in the South West

Ref: C3532968

With some of the most important wildlife sites in the British Isles, the South West of England is well known for it amazing scenic beauty. This course will introduce six of the most important wildlife sites in the area including their ecology of the many plants and animals. These include the dramatic coastline of Devon and Cornwall, the extensive lowland heaths of Dorset, the great expanse limestone of Salisbury Plain and the large flood plains of the Somerset Levels. The course will help you discover how the wildlife is managed and what threats there are to the nature of the region.

Course aim

Southwest England has an outstanding wildlife, this course will provide an introduction to six of the most important wildlife sites in the area and some of the many plants and animals that are to be found here.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • List six nationally important wildlife sites in SW England.
  • Describe three major threats to the wild plants and animals of the region.
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of a rewilding approach to nature conservation.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No equipment is required.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Wildlife in the South West

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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