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Wildlife Tracker Location and identification of tracks and traces of Iberian wildlife


Wildlife Tracker Location and identification of tracks and traces of Iberian wildlife
Mon, 4. November 2019 - Wed, 6. November 2019
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Description of the event


Organizers: National Parks Autonomous Body - Ministry for Ecological Transition - CENEAM

Home: 04/11/2019

End: 06/11/2019

Location: CENEAM, Valsaín - Segovia

Modality: Face-to-face

  • Coordination:
    • Fernando Gomez Velasco. SERAFO Director and Chief Instructor
    • Paloma Troya Santamaría. SERAFO instructor
    • Show the skills to locate, interpret and identify traces and traces of wild animals for educational, research or protection purposes.
    • To enable the student to use the techniques of obtaining information contained in the signs of presence at an advanced level.
    • Know the tracking techniques of South Africa, natives of Indonesia, Colombia as well as Apaches of the Jicarilla tribe of New Mexico (USA).
    • Train the student to locate tracks, traces and signs in all types of Iberian ecosystems.
    • Show the student how to recognize the main traces that wildlife leaves in its path as (footprints, droppings, dens, territorial signs, sounds, skeletal remains, egagrópilas, etc.).
    • Train the student to apply the science of fingerprints (neo-psychology) and analysis of evidence as a scientific treatment.
    • To instruct the student to take field data to obtain molds, prints of prints and record of other indications for informative and / or scientific purposes.
    • Provide the necessary training in occupational risk prevention, so that the student recognizes the hazards associated with wildlife and performs activities in the natural environment minimizing risks using environmental tracking and interpretation.
    Recipients: cforest apataces, forest agents, nature guides, environmental activities coordinators, photographers and nature documentaries, university professors or forestry FP, biologists and environmentalologists who perform their work in the natural environment.
    1. Introduction to international wildlife tracking techniques.
    2. Applications of wildlife tracking.
    3. Approach and observation techniques.
    4. Classification of footprints, traces and signals.
    5. Neoicnology and technical analysis of clues.
    6. Use of trap cameras and other means.
    7. Location of signs of presence.
    8. Identification by hand of more representative evidence.
    9. Recognition of sound indications.
    10. Obtaining information contained in the signs of presence.
    11. Obtaining acetate sheets and plaster molds.
    12. Poisonous and potentially dangerous wildlife during tracking.
    13. The backpack and materials of the wildlife tracker.
    Duration: 24 hours
    No. of places: 20
    End date for receipt of applications: October 6
    National Center for Environmental Education (CENEAM)
    Paseo José María Ruiz Dana, s / n
    40109 Valsaín (Segovia)
    Tel .: 921 47 38 65 / 93
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