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At Badger Ecology Wales we offer a range of services centred around your needs.

Badger Surveys

Badger Ecology Wales has overseen over 300 site surveys and can provide detailed, accurate land mapping for ecological studies, construction work and planning applications.

Planning Applications and Advice

We can offer expert guidance regarding all planning application needs, This includes badger licence requirements in many different projects, from conservation to construction.

Sett Closure and Artificial Sett Construction

Where planning conditions require, we offer artificial badger sett construction and full sett closures under licence, across the UK.  We have managed projects for housing associations, construction companies and architects, and can provide detailed advice, testimonials and full guidance on request.

Badger Vaccination

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.

Bait-Marking Surveys and Tracking Studies
Bait marking surveys can be used to establish badger social group territories, which can be useful when surveying for planning purposes or providing farmers with bio-security guidance. We offer a range of surveys to suit all needs.
Project Management

Badger Ecology Wales is able to project manage both small and large projects for clients.  We project managed the largest private sett survey in Wales covering over 280 farms, on 185 square kilometres of the Gower Peninsula. This work was successfully carried out on behalf of the Gower Vaccination Group LTD in 2017 and then followed up with a vaccination project in 2019.

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.

BBC Countryfile Badger Vaccination

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%.

Badger Vaccination

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.

Training

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.