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At Badger Ecology Wales we offer a range of services centred around your needs.
Badger Ecology Wales
Badger Ecology Wales offers a tailored service of badger vaccination to landowners such as farmers, conservation groups and private individuals wishing to reduce the spread of bovine TB on their land. We also offer artificial sett construction and sett closure and can give badger advice, surveys or mitigation plans on request. Our team includes a Veterinary Surgeon who has many years experience with disease management and an experienced Badger consultant, fully trained, insured and Lantra qualified.
Why Vaccinate Badgers?
It is common knowledge that the Eurasian Badger is a significant wildlife reservoir for Bovine TB (Mycobacterium bovis) in the UK. Vaccination of badgers against M.bovis has been proven to reduce the likelihood of a badger testing positive to bovine TB by up to 85%.
We currently work on farms in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire to provide a badger vaccination program, this is one of a range of measures which can help to reduce the risk of Bovine TB spreading between badgers and cattle. This involves surveying for badger activity and vaccinating badgers with BCG once a year.
Artificial Sett Construction and Sett Closure
Badger Ecology Wales LTD are experts in artificial badger sett construction and sett closures. Badgers and their setts are protected by law; it is illegal to kill, injure or take a badger. If a badger sett is near or on an area that requires development, a site survey is needed to plan for the potential movement or relocation of the badgers, under licence.
The Badger Ecology Wales LTD badger vaccination training course is two days per module, which combines both classroom sessions with practical fieldwork out on a farm. This course is run in accordance with APHA training guidelines, and supported by the Welsh Government.