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 read the Evaluation Report of the first year click here.
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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!
Badgers for Beginners introductory training day - Saturday 21st July 2018, Falls of Clyde Widllife Reserve & Visitor Centre, New Lanark, 10am - 4pm. For more information or to book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survey group leaders & co-leaders course - Saturday 28th July 2018, South Lanarkshire, 10am - 4pm. Invitation only. If you are a member and would be interested in helping Scottish Badgers to lead or co-lead group survey days, please get in touch with our Project Officer.
For all other courses and training nationally, please contact email@example.com or call 07376 636341 or 07792 142446.
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.
June: Saturday 23rd June 2018, August: Saturday 4th August, Saturday 18th August
Sett monitoring sessions
May: Wednesday 16th May 2018, June: Wednesday 20th May 2018, July: Wednesday 25th July 2018, August: Wednesday 1st August, Wednesday 15th August, Wednesday 29th August 2018.
Trail camera expeditions
Monthly visits to Falls of Clyde long-term monitoring site (badger hub volunteers only): Saturday 12th May, Saturday 9th June, Saturday 14th July, Saturday 11th August 2018.
Monthly visits to Hamilton long-term monitoring sites (Badgers in the Landscape volunteers and SB members): Wednesday 9th May, Wednesday 6th June, Wednesday 18th July, Wednesday 8th August.
*** SPECIAL EVENT ***
TWO WEEKS OF TRAIL CAMS - Monday 30th July to Sunday 12th August 2018 Join the Project Officer and volunteers from the Badgers in the Landscape project for two weeks of trail camera fun! All locations within South Lanarkshire. We'll be setting up trail cameras at interesting setts, badger play posts and lots of amazing places we've found through the project!
Tuesday 31st July: Set up day one
Thursday 2nd August: Pick up & set up day two
Tuesday 7th August: Pick up & set up day three
Thursday 9th August: Pick up & set up day four
Day trip to Calderglen & East Kilbride: Wednesday 27th June 2018, 10am - 4pm. Join the Project Officer and rangers from South Lanarkshire Council for a day trip to East Kilbride! The Rangers will lead us on a tour of Calderglen Country Park and we'll visit some of East Kilbride's badger setts! Open to SB members and volunteers of the Badgers in the Landscape project.
Join the Project Officer and ranger from South Lanarkshire Council for our new monthly badger watches! All watches will take place at setts discovered through the project! Open to volunteers of the Badgers in the Landscape project. Places are limited so priority will be given to volunteers who attend our surveys regularly.
Wednesday 13th June, Wednesday 11th July, Wednesday 22nd August 2018
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.