The Neath Port Talbot Badger Group

Protecting Our Local Badgers

ABOUT THE BADGER GROUP
 
Structure
The Neath Port Talbot Badger Group is part of the 'Glamorgan Badger Group', which combines also the other regional groups of:
 
- the Swansea Badger Group
 
- the Mid Glamorgan Badger Group
 
- the South Glamorgan Badger Group

The Glamorgan Badger Group itself is an association of the 'National' Badger Trust (a registered charity) which is the head body for the network of badger groups, similar to ours, that have formed throughout the UK. We are a totally voluntary organisation with no paid officials
 
 
Our Objectives
The main objective of the badger group is to protect and promote the welfare of the badger.  For instance, by protecting setts and badgers from baiters, protecting setts from damage, limiting the effects on badgers of new developments and roads, rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned badgers, and promoting public awareness of badgers.   Another of our objectives is to promote and recruit membership to the group, and ideally have members to accept positions of Field Officers to look after setts in local districts.  For example, the group currently has field officers looking after the districts of Cimla, Skewen, Cwmavon, Baglan, Margam, Pontardawe and Ysradgynlais etc.


Our Activities
We are involved in many activities, which include...
  • The surveying, recording and checking of new and existing setts
  • Liaising with the Police, RSPCA, Badger Trust and other wildlife groups to ensure that  protective legislation is enforced and strengthened
  • Advising local authorities, landowners, householders and developers to ensure that the interests of badgers are taken into account
  • Increasing official and public awareness of threats to badgers and encouraging the co-operation and participation in protection work
  • Badger watching at setts to count new born cubs
  • Giving badger talks to interested groups and schools
  • Rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned badgers

All our activities are funded by money raised through donations, memberships and advisory activities.