The Staffordshire
Badger Conservation Group

Badger behind a log

Welcome to the Badger Conservation Group

Who we are

Staffordshire Badger Conservation Group was formed in 1986 by a small group of people who were initially involved in providing evidence of Badger persecution. Since then the group has grown in size and now covers all aspects of badger conservation.

What we do

  • Work closely with the general public, the police, the RSPCA, landowners, local councils and developers.
  • Monitor and report on actual and potential incidents of badger persecution.
  • Rescue injured badgers or orphaned cubs and oversee their rehabilitation and subsequent release to an appropriate environment
  • Record all known badger setts in Staffordshire for information on badger distribution and activity.
  • Monitor planning applications for new developments which may affect established badger populations and their environment.
  • Monitor and advise on badger protection where there is likely to be major disturbance to badger setts during excavation for essential maintenance work e.g. railway embankments, roadworks etc.
  • Advise and assist residents with problems with badgers in their gardens.
  • Respond appropriately to national issues affecting badgers.
  • Produce a tri-yearly newsletter.
  • Attend community events to provide information on badgers and to publicise the work of the group.
  • Give informative, illustrated talks to groups e.g. garden clubs, natural history societies,wildlife trust groups and U3A.
Badger in the grass
Badger being toweled off