Badgers are iconic countryside mammals widespread throught UK, Ireland and parts of Europe

Protecting the Badger

There are more than 70 badger groups around Britain. These groups survey the setts in their area and try to keep an eye on them, looking out for signs of interference. If you suspect that a sett is being disturbed by people, record any vehicle registration numbers and descriptions from a safe distance and contact the police or RSPCA.

Badger groups also co-operate with the Department of Transport who arrange for a tunnel to be constructed if a sett is proved to be in the line of a planned road.

If you would like to find out more about your local badger group, then visit the useful links on the next page.

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