Badgers in the Landscape - Community Building for Wildlife Conservation
'Badgers in the Landscape - Community Building for Wildlife Conservation' was a Scottish Badgers project based in South Lanarkshire, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage which ran from 2017 - 2019. The aim of the project is to protect South Lanarkshire's badgers, their setts and natural habitats through community action. The project offered lots of exciting ways to get involved including flexible volunteering opportunities, training, sett monitoring, badger surveys & watches, wildlife crime workshops and more.
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Basic Wildlife Crime Awareness - Saturday 9th March 2019, 11am - 3pm, Falls of Clyde, New Lanark. FREE course for members of Scottish Badgers, badger hub volunteers and volunteers from the Badgers in the Landscape project. To book a place or for more information, email email@example.com.
Registered Badger Worker Level One training weekend - Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March 2019, 10am - 4pm, Falls of Clyde, New Lanark. For more information on our Level One training scheme or to book your place at this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
Our guided survey days are a great opportunity to get out & about with like-minded people, to learn more about badgers and to build up your surveying confidence. Various locations within South Lanarkshire.
January 2019: Wednesday 16th, Wednesday 30th
February 2019: Saturday 2nd, Saturday 16th, Wednesday 20th, Wednesday 27th
March 2019: Saturday 2nd March, Wednesday 6th, Wednesday 27th
Trail camera expeditions
Our trail camera expeditions take place at our two long-term monitoring sites at Falls of Clyde and Hamilton. We service the trail cameras on site, then retreat indoors to enjoy a hot cuppa and to view the latest footage.
Saturday 12th January 2019 – Hamilton
Saturday 26th January 2019 – Falls of Clyde
Wednesday 13th February 2019 – Hamilton
Saturday 23rd February 2019 – Falls of Clyde
Wednesday 13th March 2019 – Hamilton
Saturday 23rd March 2019 – Falls of Clyde (special event to mark the end of the project)
Saturday 23rd March: Special celebration event to mark the end of the Badgers in the Landscape project. This event will take place at SWT Falls of Clyde reserve in New Lanark.
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.