The Wildlife Aware training course is provided by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) in collaboration with BASIS.
The Wildlife Aware course explores the often contradicting requirements for rodenticides. The course will increase understanding of current levels of contamination of wildlife to rodenticides, explain the main primary and secondary routes of exposure of wildlife to rodenticides and alert competent professionals to the techniques that should be adopted to minimise wildlife exposure during rodent pest management in rural settings.
Wildlife Aware Accreditation is offered to all those who attend the course and pass the examination.
This accreditation is designed for professional pest controllers, local authorities, game-rearing enterprises and other businesses offering a commercial service of rodent pest management in the rural sector. This accreditation is intended to signal to prospective customers that those who hold the accreditation will work to the highest standards to achieve effective pest control with minimum adverse effects on wildlife and the wider environment. Accredited technicians will be able to use the licensed Wildlife Aware logo as a visual representation of their skill and increased competence.
Wildlife Aware accreditation will follow the individual wherever he/she works. It does not provide accreditation for the company or organisation which employs him/her. However, attendance at the course by company employees, and the subsequent accreditation of those trained, will provide evidence that the organisations involved wish to operate to the highest practical standards so as to avoid wildlife exposure to rodenticides during rodent pest management operations.