The Neath Port Talbot Badger Group

Protecting Our Local Badgers

HOW TO HELP


There are many ways you can help the badger group to protect and look after the welfare of your local badgers,which include:
 
 
Reporting Setts
If you know of a badger sett(s) please let us, or your nearest badger group, know.  If the sett is not already known to us we can check it out and keep an eye on it in the future
 
 
Reporting Sett Interference
If you see anyone that you suspect is digging or interfering with a badger sett then please call the police on 999 (emergency number) immediately, but do NOT challenge the 'suspects' yourselves
 
 
Reporting Road Casualties
If you accidentally run over a badger (this is not an offence), or spot one injured on the road or roadside, then please contact us, your nearest badger group, RSPCA or local police.  This will enable someone to attend the incident. The badger may even be alive and make a full recovery after treatment
 
However, do NOT try to rescue the badger yourself, roads are dangerous, and the badger, although appearing dead at first, may 'come round'. Badgers are not aggressive animals but may bite if injured or trapped - LEAVE it to someone who is experienced in handling badgers
 
 
Reporting Injured/Orphaned Badgers
Although some badgers do wander about in the evening daylight, if you spot one that you feel may be injured, eg. having trouble walking etc,or has taken refuge in a garden or similar,then contact please us, your nearest badger group, or RSPCA. Similarly, if you see asmall badger (around the size of a puppy) wandering about on its own then it may be likely that something has happened to its mother and has become orphaned.  In such case, again contact one of the above.
 
 
Reporting Development
Please advise us of building and road developments etc where a badger sett or badger/wildlife habitat may be threatened. We strive to work with the local authorities and developers, but we may not know of a development that's taking place
 
 
Spread the Word
Please publicise the badger group and the plight of the badger within your circle of friends and reatives. Not everyone knows of the badger groups' existence, or of similar groups nationwide
 
 
Join the Badger Group
One of the very best ways you can help of course is by joining us. If you would like to join please click on the link below to download a membership application form, which you can print out to complete and send to the address listed on the form.
 
Download a Badger Group Membership Form:    as Word File      as PDF File
 
 
If you live outside of Glamorgan and would like to join your local badger group then please drop us an email, or alternatively visit the badger trust's website for details of badger groups active in the UK.