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This page contains the latest news and announcements from SWSEIC and our current projects.

Volunteer badger surveyors required

The charity Scottish Badgers is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with its national survey work in the region. The ‘Get Sett Scotland!’ citizen science project aims to provide an estimate


DG Moths website updated

SWSEIC has been busy updating the Dumfries & Galloway moth website. The website has been developed to aid recorders by providing the current known distribution of species in D&G, identification


SWSEIC and iNaturalist

iNaturalist is a global wildlife recording website and app. It has particularly been gaining in popularity, particularly amongst less experienced recorders due to the helpful community and rich features of


Spittlebug Survey 2020

Did you know that the ‘cuckoo-spit’ that you see in spring is produced by the immature stage (nymph) of a spittlebug or froghopper? Once the nymphs emerge as adults, usually


SWSEIC Wildlife Recorders’ Gathering 2019

Wildlife recorders from around the region gathered in Dumfries on Saturday 30th March to learn about and celebrate the region’s special wildlife. SWSEIC’s Wildlife Recorders’ Gathering 2019 was the first


New Dumfriesshire Botany Group created

A new botany group – the Dumfriesshire Botany Group – has now been established in the eastern part of Dumfries and Galloway. The group will cover the vice-county of Dumfriesshire –


Ayrshire job opportunity

Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? Project Officer – £21,000 p.a. The Southern Uplands Partnership is looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and project management skills to continue delivery of


Volunteer position at SWSEIC

SWSEIC have an opportunity for a volunteer to assist with the creation and updating of content for the SWSEIC website. If you are interested in helping please email the SWSEIC


D&G Wildlife Review 2015

Published in spring 2016, the Dumfries & Galloway Wildlife Review 2015. The Review replaced our former printed newsletter ERC News. Over the past few years we had reduced the frequency of ERC


Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new SWSEIC/Where’s Wildlife in Ayrshire? website! The website has been developed through the Where’s  Wildlife in Ayrshire? project with the kind support of our project funders. The


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SUP is registered in Scotland as a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Registered address: The Southern Uplands Partnership, Studio 2, Lindean Mill, Galashiels, TD1 3PE. Company No. SC200827 / Charity No. SCO29475

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