Badgers

Operation Brockwatch expanded after successfully protecting 6 badger families

Operation Brockwatch expanded after successfully protecting 6 badger families

The Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) and the Northern Ireland Badger Group (NIBG) are expanding...

December 25, 2020

Study suggests humans transported badgers from Britain to Ireland

Study suggests humans transported badgers from Britain to Ireland

A new study into badger genetics has shown those from the north-eastern and south-eastern counties of Ireland share genetics with badgers...

April 5, 2020

UK study claims badger cull survivors roam over greater areas

UK study claims badger cull survivors roam over greater areas

Culling can drive badgers to roam 61% further afield, potentially increasing risk of transmission, according to a study by the...

October 10, 2019

Measures to fight TB unveiled as new data shows badger cull halves disease

Measures to fight TB unveiled as new data shows badger cull halves disease

Reductions in new outbreaks of bovine TB have been recorded in Gloucestershire and Somerset following the completion of licensed four-year...

September 13, 2018

First badger report reveals 41 crimes in 2015

First badger report reveals 41 crimes in 2015

Northern Ireland’s first badger report shows just over 40 potential badger crimes were reported in 2015. The report was published...

December 13, 2017

TVR badger research project kicks off today

TVR badger research project kicks off today

The Test and Vaccinate or Remove (TVR) Wildlife Intervention Research Project is to start today, June 19, in a 100km² area...

June 19, 2017

Badger cull on the cards for Northern Ireland

Badger cull on the cards for Northern Ireland

A badger control policy should be implemented in Northern Ireland to reduce the overall level of infection in the badger population,...

December 16, 2016

TB is not spread from badgers to cattle through direct contact – Study

TB is not spread from badgers to cattle through direct contact – Study

Badgers prefer land more than 50m from cattle and TB is more than likely spread between the two species in...

August 5, 2016

Year 3 of North’s badger TB project to begin in June/July

Year 3 of North’s badger TB project to begin in June/July

The third year of the badger Test and Vaccinate or Remove (TVR) Project is to begin in a 100km area...

June 24, 2016

Brian May’s trust to challenge UK badger culling trials

Brian May’s trust to challenge UK badger culling trials

Former guitarist with rock band Queen – Brian May – is to challenge the lawfulness of UK badger cull licences,...

August 25, 2015

Badger culling to begin again in Northern Ireland

Badger culling to begin again in Northern Ireland

Badger culling is to shortly begin in the second year of a test, vaccinate or remove (TVR) wildlife intervention research project,...

July 6, 2015

Research confirms lack of direct contact between dairy cows and badgers

Research confirms lack of direct contact between dairy cows and badgers

There is little evidence that badgers and dairy cows interact with each other directly, according to Dr Declan O’Mahony, from...

April 24, 2015

UK vets roll back on support of controlled shooting of badgers

UK vets roll back on support of controlled shooting of badgers

The British Veterinary Authority (BVA) has said it can no longer support the continued use of controlled shooting of badgers as part...

April 22, 2015

Know what animal is most likely to visit your farm unannounced? And it’s not a badger

Know what animal is most likely to visit your farm unannounced? And it’s not a badger

A new study of badger behaviour on Northern Ireland farms found that badgers are more likely to visit farmyards in...

February 27, 2015