Dates announced for Scottish Badger Week 2018

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(Photo: Scottish Badger Week was launched last year at Falls of Clyde wildlife reserve with Colin Smyth MSP - Species Champion for the badger.)

Scottish Badgers and Scottish Wildlife Trust are pleased to announce Scottish Badger Week 2018. This week will run from Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 May and will include events, fundraising activities and a media campaign.

Our aim is to celebrate and raise awareness of this iconic species and the threats they face, including illegal persecution and road deaths. This year we are hoping to involve a range of organisations in this event to help ensure there are lots of ways to get involved around Scotland.

Host an event

In 2018 we are hoping to increase the geographical spread of activity and so, for the first time, we are calling on groups including ranger services and conservation organisations across Scotland to get involved by hosting their own Scottish Badger Week events.

Events could include:

  • Talk on badgers (speakers may be available
  • ‘Tracks, trails & signs’ walk
  • Badger sett survey on your reserve
  • Badger watch
  • Trail camera session at a sett
  • Sett checks on your reserve
  • Junior tracking club

With help from other organisations we can achieve a much bigger impact and promote the conservation of badgers, their setts and natural habitats much further. We can help you publicise your event by providing a branded poster template, a separate event listing on our website, and through our social media channels.

We will be launching our events guide at the beginning of April. If you would like to be on board to run an event as part of Scottish Badger Week, please send the following  to projectofficer@scottishbadgers.org.uk by Friday 23 March:

Event title:

Date:

Time:

Location:

Price:

Link for booking/ further information:

Event description:

Can’t run an event?

We would also like to hear from you if you might be able to host a talk by a Scottish Badgers representative, or if your organisation would be willing to help us promote Scottish Badger Week through your social media channels.

Please get in touch if you would like any further information, email projectofficer@scottishbadgers.org.uk or 07565 813 401.

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.