Scottish Badger Week

Scottish Badger Week is a new and exciting partnership between Scottish Badgers and Scottish Wildlife Trust. Running between Saturday 20th May and Sunday 28th May 2017, Scottish Badger Week aims to offer a range of opportunities to learn about, and get involved in protecting, this iconic and much-loved species.

Badgers are an intrinsic part of our biodiversity and landscape. They are, however, under threat from persecution, habitat loss and being killed on the roads. During Scottish Badger Week, we’re calling on you to get involved in learning more about this much-loved species and to do your bit to help protect them for future generations to enjoy!

What’s happening?

From badger watches to information sessions and fundraising events, there are lots of exciting opportunities to learn more about badgers and to find out how you can help. Check out events near you in our calendar. Here’s just a snapshot of what’s going on:

Saturday 20th May 2017: Evening badger watch, Scottish Wildlife Trust's Falls of Clyde Reserve, New Lanark – BOOK HERE.

Sunday 21st May 2017: Charity Pot Party at Lush Sauchiehall Street store, Glasgow! Drop in and say hello to our badger mascot! Dress up and pledge your support at our 'I LOVE BADGERS' selfie station!

Monday 22nd May 2017: LIVE badger watch on Facebook, from approx. 8pm. Join us from your living room! With commentary from the experts.

Saturday 27th May 2017: Evening badger watch, Scottish Wildlife Trust's Falls of Clyde Reserve, New Lanark – BOOK HERE.

Sunday 28th May 2017: Drop-in session at Scottish Widllife Trust Falls of Clyde reserve, 1 – 3pm. Come and find out all about badgers, volunteering opportunities and take a walk around the reserve to look for signs of badgers!

We’ll also be busy on social media during Scottish Badger Week. Follow Scottish Badgers on Facebook & Twitter and Scottish Wildlife Trust on Facebook & Twitter for daily updates, news stories, badger facts and ways to help out. #BadgerWeek is where it’s all happening – join in too by using the hashtag during the week!

What you can do to help?

There are lots ways you can help during Scottish Badger Week and beyond. 

Join our THUNDERCLAP!

Help us open Scottish Badger Week with a virtual BANG by joining our Thunderclap campaign. It's quick & easy to pledge your support here. Also, you can:

  • Help spread the word far & wide by sharing our news & stories on social media using the hashtag #BadgerWeek.
  • Contact your local MSP to ask them to sign the Parliamentary Motion S5M-05632 supporting Scottish Badger Week (see below).
  • Report badger setts, live sightings and road deaths to us via our online form.
  • Register to volunteer with Scottish Wildlife Trust & Scottish Badgers at Falls of Clyde or elsewhere. Volunteer surveyors, badger watch assistants, trail camera assistants and Virtual Badger Champions are all required.
  • Become a member of Scottish Badgers and Scottish Wildlife Trust to help support our work.
  • Sign up to monitor your local sett.

Support from our politicians

We are pleased to report that Colin Smyth MSP, Species Champion for the badger, has tabled a Parliamentary Motion in support of Scottish Badger Week. View the Motion here and please consdier contacting your local MSP to ask them to sign the motion S5M-05632. Don't know your local MSPs? Find out by entering your postcode here.

Learn more about badgers

Interested in learning more about badgers right away? Visit our Learning Pages for information on badger biology, ecology, threats, badgers & the law, field signs, badger watching and more!

Further information

For further information on Scottish Badger Week, please contact our Project Officer Elaine Rainey by email or on 07565 813 401.

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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: 07376 636341 or 07792 142446

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Sponsors:

Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.