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Neighbourhood Nature Watch
The Neighbourhood Nature Watch project aimed to raise awareness of biodiversity, to increase opportunities for local communities, to find out about plants and wildlife in their local area and to encourage people to make records of the wildlife they see.
Mammal GuardiansMammal Guardians provided a series of free training courses to teach volunteers how to identify and record a range of different mammal species. Top wildlife experts from organisations around the country, including the Bat Conservation Trust, the Sea Watch Foundation and the Environment Agency, visited the region to train local people to become mammal detectives.
Welcome to Wildlife booklet revision
DGERC has been asked by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to re-design and update their popular Welcome to Wildlife in Dumfries and Galloway booklet. The booklet highlights the many species, habitats and sites that are of special importance in the region. Although it is mainly targeted at visitors to the region, it provides valuable lists of places to go and things to see for local residents too. It will be made available free through Tourist Information Centres, tourism providers and at visitor attractions across the region. It is planned that the new publication will be available in spring 2008 in time for the main tourist season and the Dumfries and Galloway Wildlife Festival. A copy of the existing leaflet can be downloaded from the SNH website (see under News).
The new booklet has now been published and is available to download from the downloads page and should shortly be in Tourist Information Offices around the region. You can also get a printed copy direct by sending an A5 SAE to the DGERC office.
Summer 2008 saw the launch of a new 18-month project to encourage local people to get out and about exploring their local woodlands. Participants will get an information pack and access to free learning days with local wildlife experts to find out about different species groups. Plants, birds, mammals, dragonflies, butterflies, beetles - this is YOUR chance to learn about the wildlife in and around your local woods and help by gathering valuable information about local wildlife.
Want to know more? go to the Woodland Guardians project page (click on project page below).
If you're interested in taking part, or would like more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodlands aren't just about trees - there's so much more to discover!