Badgers in the Landscape - Community Building for Wildlife Conservation
'Badgers in the Landscape - Community Building for Wildlife Conservation' is a Scottish Badgers project based in South Lanarkshire, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. The aim of the project is to protect South Lanarkshire's badgers, their setts and natural habitats through community action. The project offers lots of exciting ways to get involved including flexible volunteering opportunities, training, sett monitoring, badger surveys & watches, wildlife crime workshops and more.
To read the Evaluation Report of the first year click here.
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4th March 2018 - Oot 'n' Aboot in South Lanarkshire in February, 6th February 2018 - Sett found, record submitted, job done?, 31st January 2018 - A week in the life of the South Lan Clan, 17th January 2018 - Oot 'n' Aboot in South Lanarkshire, 16th January 2018 - Volunteer with us in South Lanarkshire!
Our next Badgers for Beginners course in South Lanarkshire will be in the Summer or Autumn. Please contact our Project Officer to register your interest.
Our next Level One Registered Badger Worker training event will be held at Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April 2018. For more information or to book your place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other courses and training nationally, please contact email@example.com or call 07376 636341 or 07792 142446.
How do you fancy:
- Getting out & about with us for a badger survey,
- Learning more about badger behaviour through our trail camera project, or
- Helping us to monitor known setts in the area?
Our volunteer days are a fun way to help out, get outdoors, learn new skills and meet new people. Most events run from 10AM to 4PM and are open to members of Scottish Badgers or those who have attended a Badgers for Beginners course with us. To sign up to any of the dates below, please contact the Project Officer by email or phone 07565 813 401.
January: Wednesday 24th January, Saturday 27th January, Wednesday 31st January
February: Saturday 3rd February, Wednesday 14th February, Saturday 24th February, Wednesday 28th February
March: Saturday 10th March, Wednesday 14th March, Wednesday 28th March
April: Wednesday 11th April, Saturday 21st April, Wednesday 25th April
Sett monitoring sessions
February: Wednesday 7th February (trail cameras & sett monitoring), Wednesday 21st February
March: Wednesday 7th March (trail cameras & sett monitoring), Wednesday 21st March
April: Wednesday 4th April (trail cameras & sett monitoring), Wednesday 18th April
Trail camera expeditions
January: Saturday 20th January (Falls of Clyde badger hub volunteers only)
February: Wednesday 7th February (trail cameras & sett monitoring), Saturday 17th February (Falls of Clyde badger hub volunteers only)
March: Wednesday 7th March (trail cameras & sett monitoring), Saturday 17th March (Falls of Clyde badger hub volunteers only)
April: Wednesday 4th April (trail cameras & sett monitoring), Saturday 7th April (Falls of Clyde badger hub volunteers only)
In May 2017 we launched this exciting new initiative in partnership with Scottish Wildlife Trust. Scotland's Badger Hub at Falls of Clyde near New Lanark is a focus for badger conservation and will offer a range of training and volunteering opportunities.
Find out more about our Badger Hub and the opportunities available here
We were delighted to be joined by Dr Lisa Cameron MP and Christina McKelvie MSP plus representatives from South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Wildlife Trust and Police Scotland to officially launch the project. Read more here and view the photos from the launch day here.