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 get involved contact our Project Officer, follow us on FacebookTwitter or sign up to our E-newsletter.

To read the Evaluation Report of the first year click here.

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Training opportunities

Our next Badgers for Beginners course in South Lanarkshire will be in the Spring. Please contact our Project Officer to register your interest. 

For all other courses and training nationally, please contact info@scottishbadgers.org.uk or call 07376 636341 or 07792 142446. 

Volunteering opportunities

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.

Survey days

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, Saturday 24th March, Wednesday 28th March

April: Wednesday 11th April, Saturday 21st April. Wednesday 25th April

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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

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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)

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Badger Hub

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

Project launch

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.

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Contacts:

For issues related to badger crime, legislation, planning, mitigation, data searches and to log badger records:

Available between 09:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ONLY

Species Protection Co-ordinator

T: 07866 844232

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For matters relating to our Badgers in the Landscape - Community Building for Wildlife project:

Project Officer

T: 07565 813401

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For training, web presence and general enquiries:

T: 07792 142446, 07570 915630 or 07973 273536

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Sponsors:

Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.