NORWAY: Evenstad Hunting, Predators & Cross-border Conservation

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Update 7th May 2020: Course postponed: we will contact participants as soon as we have a confirmed course date. It is possible that some participants will not be able to make the new course date. If you are interested in being on the reserve list please email an expression of interest.

Hosts: Inland Norway University, Evenstad Campus

Course Dates: 19 – 26th May 2020

Application Deadline: 2nd March 2020

Preparation Meeting Date: 1st May 2020

Aims & Themes: hunting, land rights and conservation; predator management and conflicts; cross-border management and monitoring

Draft Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Evenstad, group meeting & expectation setting

Day 2: Introduction to Evenstad Campus, Green Energy Solutions on Campus; the Norwegian Moose Centre; lectures by Evenstad staff on grouse nest predation, monitoring grouse, wildlife management in Norway, wolf & predation in Scandinavia, conflicts with carnivores, lynx ecology; Evening walk up Tronkberget Mountain

Day 3: Guided excursions with students studying hunting, fishing and wildlife guiding

Day 4: Presentation to Student by Scottish participants on their work in Scotland; continuation of lectures from Day 2; leave for Folldal with stops to visit cabin building and wildlife conflicts; evening walk in the mountains

Day 5: Hjerkinn, wild reindeer centre, indoor and outdoor guided tours; return to Evenstad

Day 6: Elverun & the Norwegian Forest Museum, guided tour; return to Evenstad

Day 7: Visit to the Swedish border with research guide, cross border management of moose & carnivores; visit to a “wolf cluster” (moose kill site); return to Evenstad

Day 8: Evenstad & final review

Reports from 2019 & 2018

Click here to download the full NET course list for 2020.

Click here to download the NET 5 2020 application form. (SNH staff are very welcome to email an expression of interest but they must complete their own internal HR process before submitting an application form)

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