Badgers (Meles meles), are members of the weasel family, but unlike other members of this group of animals they are remarkably social creatures living together in families or clans.

Badgers have, and continue to suffer from persecution by baiters who attack badger setts in order to 'bait' the badgers against their dogs. This cruel activity leads to the death of badgers and the dogs, and is illegal under United Kingdom legislation. The Protection of Badgers Act 1992 affords badgers and their setts full protection, whether deliberate or reckless.

Not everyone who can potentially fall foul of the law does so because they have an evil intent. Many developers find themselves committing a crime through lack of awareness of the legislation and of badger behaviour, something we can help with. We have many years of experience of working with badgers, undertaking surveys for a variety of types of project, from small housing developments to major road schemes. We can help you find solutions that allow badgers to thrive in our countryside.

How we can help:

  • Presence/Absence surveys
  • Development licence applications
  • Habitat management advice
  • Mitigation schemes
  • Monitoring and research projects
  • Training courses

We offer Badger surveys in the following areas:  

Brecon Beacons, Powys, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Swansea, Herefordshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Carmarthenshire, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, South Wales, Ceredigion, Bristol, Vale of Glamorgan, Somerset, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Pembrokeshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Blaenau Gwent, Forest of Dean, Devon and Gower.

Badger presence-absence surveys

Did you know?

Did you know that a single badger can consume more than 200 earthworms in one night?