Scottish Dragon Finder will work across the whole of Scotland and during the development phase we will be contacting community and wildlife organisations, schools and visitor attractions as potential partners of the project.
“This is a really innovative and interactive project that will work across Scotland,” explains Development Officer Anna Muir. “The aim is to take people on a reptile and amphibian wildlife journey, where Froglife acts as a guide providing opportunities for beginners and experts alike to build up their knowledge.”
Building on from Froglife’s London based project, which has also started this month, Scottish Dragon Finder has been designed to suit local audiences and reflects the cultural diversity found in the country today. It particularly aims to address the lack of species records within Scotland, which is vitally needed to guide future conservation work.
Scottish Dragon Finder will promote the benefits of getting involved in conservation work to a range of local communities, and activities will include:
- on the ground habitat work
- species surveying
- wildlife gardening sessions
- memory sharing and collecting
- A Dragons on the Move road show
- Dragons in the Hills activities encouraging walkers and climbers to spot amphibians and reptiles
- Training to enable people to provide valuable species data to Scottish record centres.
If you would like to any more information about the project or how to get involved, please contact Anna Muir, Scottish Dragon Finder Project Development Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org