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Badgers and the law
Badgers and their sett are protected against damage and disturbance by the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act as amended 1981.

It is an offence to kill, injure, or cruelly ill treat a badger, or attempt to do so; or intentionally or recklessly interfere with a sett.

Penalties for breaking the law can include large fines, imprisonment, and the seizure of equipment. Both the company and the individuals can be held responsible.


Surveys for the presence/absence of badgers can be undertaken at any time of year although surveys are more effective in spring and autumn/winter.

Nick Weaver Ecology offers a full range of protected species surveys, licensing and mitigation. For more information please contact us.

Tel: 07886 803046