Scotland's Badger Hub

Scotland's Badger Hub is a new and exciting collaboration between Scottish Badgers and Scottish Wildlife Trust based at Falls of Clyde Reserve, near Lanark. The Hub will be a focus for badger conservation in South Lanarkshire as part of the Badgers in the Landscape - Community Building for Wildlife Conservation project, and will act as a base for training events and volunteering opportunities. 

Getting Involved

We have 4 new volunteer roles available at the Badger Hub:

Badger Survey Volunteer

Enjoy getting out into the countryside and want to learn more about badger behaviour? We need badger surveyors to help us locate and record badger setts across South Lanarkshire. This is a great opportunity to work with a team of volunteers to find out more about our badgers in South Lanarkshire. 

What we are looking for:

  • A general love of wildlife

  • Able to offer at least 1 day per month

What you will get in return:

  • Training on surveying badger setts
  • Satisfaction from providing new information about badgers in South Lanarkshire
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Learn new skills and implement them
  • Add to our knowledge of badgers in Scotland

Find out more: Badger Survey Volunteer Role Description

 

Trail Camera Volunteer

Want to find out more about the badgers around Falls of Clyde, and keen to find out how our badgers are using the Reserve? We will be setting up trail cameras to monitor one of the badger setts on the Reserve and need volunteers to help gather and process the footage to share with visitors.

What we are looking for:

  • A general love of wildlife
  • Able to offer at least 1 day per month
  • Knowledge of cameras and video desired but not essential

What you will get in return:

  • Training on badgers and the use of trail cameras
  • Satisfaction from providing new information about badgers in South Lanarkshire
  • Learn new skills and implement them
  • Add to our knowledge of badgers in Scotland

Find out more: Trail Camera Volunteer Role Description

 

Virtual Badger Champion

Are you good with Facebook? An avid blogger? Or just love badgers and want to help from the comfort of your own home? We are looking for Virtual Badger Champions to help spread awareness of badgers online. 

What we are looking for:

  • Availability over a period of tiime
  • Able to offer approximately 1 hour per week at a time to suit you
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms

What you will get in return:

  • Opportunity to attend training to increase your knowledge of badgers
  • The ultimate flexible opportunity
  • Help our work only when it suits you
  • Learn new information about badgers and contribute to badger conservation

Find out more: Virtual Badger Champion Role Description

 

Assistant Badger Watcher

If you want to see badgers up close and enjoy working with the public, then why not become an Assistant Badger Watcher. In this role, you will help the Ranger to deliver badger watches at Falls of Clyde from May - August each year.

What we are looking for:

  • Availability one evening a month during May to August
  • Happy to be out regardless of the weather
  • Enthusiasm about badgers

What you will get in return:

  • Regular, free views of badgers!
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Learn lots of new information about badgers
  • Opportunity to attend training to increase your knowledge of badgers

Find out more: Assistant Badger Watcher Role Description

 

To apply for any of these roles, please contact the Project Officer at projectofficer@scottishbadgers.org.uk

Launch of Scotland's Badger Hub

The Badger Hub was officially launched at Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre as part of Scottish Badger Week in May 2017. Representatives from Scottish Badgers and Scottish Wildlife Trust were joined by Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland and Species Champion for Badgers. The new partnership has been welcomed by Colin Smyth MSP, who said, "I'm delighted to see the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Scottish Badgers working in partnership to get more people involved in the conservation of these special creatures"

Further Information

For further information on Scotland's Badger Hub, including how you can get involved, please contact our Project Officer by email or on 07656 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.