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Fox Snaring Training - Builth Wells area, Powys

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Location: Builth Wells area, Powys
Date: Wednesday 8th Mar 2017
Time: 10am

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and the NGO Training Ltd are running fox snaring courses throughout North, South and Mid-Wales. The training, based on more than 200 man-years of GWCT science, is geared to ensuring participants are up to speed on the sensible and practical guidelines contained in the Welsh Government’s 10-page bilingual booklet Code of best practice on the use of snares in fox control, published last year. 

The events are endorsed by the Countryside Alliance, the Farmers’ Union of Wales and NFU Cymru. The course tutor is the GWCT’s Dr Mike Swan.

Fox snaring has a proven track record of preventing localised species’ extinctions and securing wildlife diversity in Wales, including conserving endangered birds like black grouse, curlew and lapwing, as well as safeguarding young stock. The modern fox snare, correctly set, meets the stringent requirements of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards.

All fox snares set in Wales MUST comply with the requirements of the Welsh Government code of best practice.

The snaring course covers: • Legislation and the new Welsh Government code of best practice  • How to choose your equipment • Snare preparation • Selecting snare locations and how to avoid non-target species • Humane dispatch of foxes and Release of non-target animals. The theory element is taught in the classroom, followed by practical tuition outdoors in choosing snaring sites and setting snares.

The addresses of the venues will be forwarded to delegates on booking. All courses run from 10am to 1pm and cost £72 including VAT. After lunch, delegates also have the option of attending the GWCT corvid cage-trapping course, which is offered at half the usual fee on these occasions. The cost of attending both courses is £108 including VAT. Tea and coffee are provided. Please bring your own packed lunch.

CONTACT NAME: Lynda Ferguson - GWCT
CONTACT TEL: 01425 651013 or by email lferguson@gwct.org.uk

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