Links and resources

European Badger (Meles meles) foraging on grass bank, Wiltshire, England. (Elliot Neep).

Organisations: National

https:/Badgers | Badger Wildlife Charity UK | United Kingdom 


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Organisations: Local

Cull: Gloucestershire Badger Office emergency number: 07709624903

Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Records (


The War on Wildlife.  Some excellent lively posts, blogs and podcasts.

Guest Post | Clive Swinsco: Badgers – Defend Brock’s Clan



Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (

Animal Welfare Act 2006 (

Badgers: protection and licences – GOV.UK (

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Chapter-8.pdf (  A417 Missing Link – Preliminary Environmental Information Report: Biodiversity




One of a series about the badgers of Ashdown Wood. A deeply moving account of one naturalist’s nocturnal wanders and the extraordinary relationship she builds with the characterful local badgers. Her experiences show just why badgers had to be protected in law.

Read it and weep. The story of a tragedy unfolding.