Wildlife Schools

Wildlife Schools are practical training courses for ecologists and environmental practitioners.  Our courses offer participants the opportunity to be trained in the survey, identification and management of fauna and flora of eastern Australia.

Wildlife Schools offer ecologists a rare opportunity to gain training with an emphasis on practical field work

At our residential courses, emphasis is placed on time in the field to gain maximum experience in survey procedures and to view habitats from the perspective of the wildlife that lives in it.

There is also a concentration on species listed under both the TSC and EPBC Acts, providing up to date information on their specific requirements and current best management practices.

Our trainers are recognised professionals with many years of experience.

Training course dates for 2017

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Course itinerary includes:

  • Introduction to flora and fauna surveys
  • Survey, ID and management of nocturnal birds, arboreal and terrestrial mammals
  • Night surveys, call playbacks and spotlighting
  • Frog, bat and reptile survey and management
  • Diurnal bird survey and management
  • Legislation and best practice
  • Trap-setting, habitat and vegetation assessment

The course is to be presented by Dr Frank Lemckert and as usual will feature an emphasis on time spent in the field to allow participants to gain practical experience.

Who should attend Wildlife Schools?

Environmental officers, ecologists, environmental scientists, assessment officers, environmental consultants and field personnel from government and private companies, postgraduate students and those looking to develop their career and increase their experience in practical ecology.

Reasons to attend

    • Learn from and by guided by recognised experts in Australian wildlife
    • Discover and experience wildlife and habitats first-hand
    • Build your confidence in field work and practical ecology
    • Gain a better understanding of biodiversity and environmental assessment
    • See how environmental compliance is practically applied in the field
    • To read comments from attendees at our previous courses, click here.

About the organisers

Wildlife Schools are organised by Niche Environment and Heritage – a leading environment and heritage consultancy.




Setting Bat Traps at Dorrigo Wildlife School

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