How you can help badgers
Several threats risking their lives, badgers need friends
to support them. There are several local Badger Groups
in Britain that are volunteering to safeguard the interests
of badgers, coordinated by the National Federation of
Badger Groups, also called the Badger Trust. In addition,
there are also several badger protection organizations
and animal welfare and conservation organizations in
few other countries. Even without becoming a member
in a Badger Group or other organizations, there are
also so many things that you can do as an individual.
To start with, you can browse through some of the wonderful
websites or get some books to learn about these wonderful
creatures, their life pattern, habits and habitats,
and the problems that they face. To enhance a practical
understanding of badgers, you can visit their setts,
observe their tracks and signs, and watch them.
Thousands of badgers are killed or injured every year
in road accidents. If you are a motorist, a careful
drive may often help preventing a badger from getting
crushed. You can also educate others regarding the accidents
caused to badgers in view of avoiding road casualties
to these poor creatures.
If you happen to spot a badger sett, you may report
it to the local Badger Group or the concerned biological
records center. You may also report the observations
of live or dead badger or any other badger activity
away from the known setts that you might spot during
In case of tracing any evidences of badger persecuting
that has already taken place, you may report the same
to the local Badger Group or police Wildlife Crime Officer.
If you are to witness a badger persecution under progress,
you may stay at a safe distance and quickly inform the
Occasionally, you may come across certain developmental
plans that might prove harmful to the badgers. You may
let the local Badger Group or the Wildlife Trust know
about it for an appropriate action. You may also inform
the local Badger Group if someone in your region report
of some problems from badgers, which can effectively
be removed through expert measures.
If you come across an injured, trapped or sick badger,
immediately report the issue to the local Badger Group
or the concerned animal rescue or welfare organization
to secure expert help. In addition, you may wait by
the side of an injured badger and safeguard it from
other dangers till the rescue team arrives.
Creating a popular awareness of safeguarding the interest
of badgers among your friends and acquaintances is a
potential way of winning more friends to the badgers.
You may as well obtain some leaflets about the badgers
and distribute them among your friends.
At the verge of large-scale badger culling programs
on progress, you can join the campaign against this
cull and support the alternative solutions to combat
cattle TB. By becoming an active member of local Badger
Groups, you can in fact do much to protect these poor