We are full members of the Badger Trust, and are actively involved in the welfare of badgers in the north and east of Northamptonshire, the line being formed by the A5199 to the north of Northampton and the A428 south of Northampton excluding the borough of Northampton.
HOW WE HELP BADGERS
We collect and record data on badgers and their setts, so that we can rescue and rehabilitate injured or orphaned badgers, returning them to the wild.
Supply information and work with responsible authorities to help protect badgers and their habitat from the effects of development.
Encourage the use of roadside warnings where badgers are most at risk.
Assist the Police and RSPCA where harm to badgers is suspected.
HOW WE HELP PEOPLE
We respond to members of the public when badgers cause problems.
Provide information about badgers, their way of life and the threats they face – by giving talks and by attending events.
Offer to our members the opportunity to learn the skills needed to help badgers.
We run fieldcraft walks and badger watches can be held on request – the chance to see these beautiful animals in the countryside where they belong.
Since we began in 1994, we have returned 69 badgers back to the wild, have been involved in the installation of 3 sets of roadside warning signs, as well as several artificial setts and numerous badger tunnels associated with new roads and development. Sadly, we still lose between 250 and 300 badgers on our roads each year, and new Developments are a constant threat. We need your help to continue our work.
Active new members are important to continue our welfare and conservation work for badgers. We need you!
If you are interested in joining us to play an active part in helping badgers, please contact our Public Liaison Officer Brian Sanders on 01536 481 770 or 07835 967 953 for more details or email us below.
If you are interested in joining us to play an active part in helping badgers or help by coming along to our friendly monthly meetings, please contact our Public Liaison Officer Brian Sanders on 01536 481 770 or 07835 967 953 for more details or email us below.