News Archive 2008

New funding for woodland wildlife project

Tuesday 8th January 2008

An exciting new project celebrating the regions woodlands and their wildlife will be launched by DGERC later this year.

Consultation on biodiversity plan

Friday 18th January 2008

Dumfries and Galloway Council are currently consulting on proposed revisions to the Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP). Now is time for you to have your say and input to this process by viewing the proposed revised plan and submitting your comments.

Job vacancy at Solway Firth Partnership

Tuesday 22nd January 2008

Solway Firth Partnership Assistant Project Officer

£17,352 - £18,782 pa pro-rata 21 hours per week, fixed term appointment for one year
Base: Dumfries

Scottish Biodiversity Forum newsletter Issue 25

Friday 25th January 2008

The latest issue of the Scottish Biodiversity Forum newsletter is now available.

Welcome to Wildlife publication launched

Tuesday 11th March 2008

Welcome to Wildlife booklet coverA new booklet about the best places to see wildlife in Dumfries and Galloway is now available. 'Welcome to Wildlife in Dumfries & Galloway' is a free, fully illustrated 24 page booklet which aims to give local people and visitors an introduction to the wildlife of Dumfries and Galloway.

Public advised to stop the swapping of frogspawn

Thursday 13th March 2008

Frog ©northeastwildlife.co.ukAs the milder weather sets in and frogs deposit millions of blobs of frogspawn in ponds around the country, Froglife is advising that the public do not donate their frogspawn to other gardeners.

Amphibian and reptile enthusiasts wanted for new local group

Monday 7th April 2008

Common Lizard ©Mark PollittA new local group promoting the study and conservation of the region's native amphibians and reptiles will be established at a meeting next month. WWT Caerlaverock will host the evening meeting on 14 May to discuss the formation of a group to further the conservation of this overlooked and often misunderstood group of animals.

Rare blue butterflies on the wing

Wednesday 7th May 2008

Female Holly Blue (©Mark Robinson)Gardeners and wildlife watchers are being asked to keep a look out for a rare blue butterfly this month. The Holly Blue is a striking species which is relatively common throughout much of England but is rare in Scotland.

Biodiversity newsletters...

Thursday 5th June 2008

The latest editions of two biodiversity related newsletters are now available.

Get FREE training on woodland wildlife

Wednesday 2nd July 2008

If you're interested in woodlands and their wildlife why not sign up to be a Woodland Guardian and receive free training on our Woodland Guardian training days.