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Teachers and trainers

Protected species make an excellent topic for educating people about nature conservation, but take care to stay within the law.

Browse our education resources for teaching inspiration and learner activities.

As a teacher, you should be aware of the offences relating to protected species. For example, it’s an offence to even keep specimens of European protected species or their parts – even for educational purposes.

Helping people to learn about protected species may involve watching wildlife. To avoid disturbing animals, you should follow our guidance for the general public on responsible wildlife watching.