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.

Read the independent evaluation of the first year of the project here and of the second year of the project here.

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BitL Blog

Follow our adventures on the BitL Blog! Read the latest blog posts here:

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!

Training opportunities

Basic Wildlife Crime Awareness - Saturday 10th November, 11am - 3pm, Chatelherault Country Park, Ferniegair, Hamilton. 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 projectofficer@scottishbadgers.org.uk.

Registered Badger Worker Level One training weekend - Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November, 11am - 4pm, Falls of Clyde, New Lanark. For more information on our Level One training scheme or to book your place at this event, email info@scottishbadgers.org.uk.

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

September: Saturday 29th, October: Saturday 27th November: Wednesday 14th, Saturday 17th December: Wednesday 5th, Saturday 15th.

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Sett monitoring sessions

November: Wednesday 28th.

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Trail camera expeditions

Monthly visits to Falls of Clyde long-term monitoring site (badger hub volunteers only): Saturday 22nd September, Saturday 13th October, Saturday 3rd November, Saturday 8th December.

Hamilton long-term monitoring sites (Badgers in the Landscape volunteers and SB members): Wednesday 21st November, Wednesday 12th December.

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Bait marking research project preparatory surveys

September: Wednesday 19th, Wednesday 26th.

October: Wednesdays 10th, 24th, 31st.

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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 problems, legislation, planning, mitigation, data searches and to log badger records:

Available Monday to Friday

Operations 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 and web presence:

T: 07792 142 446

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Sponsors:

Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.