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Welcome to the Essex Badger Protection Group

The Essex Badger Protection Group is made up of a group of voluntary members throughout Essex whose common interest is the protection of badgers.

We work in close co-operation with the local police and carry out regular patrols to monitor badger setts.

Other activities include conducting area surveys of the badgers' habitat when threatened by highway and building projects, the rehabilitation of sick and injured badgers and giving advice regarding badgers in gardens.

Stop Badger Crime!

The Badger Trust have recently launched a campaign called “Stop Badger Crime” together with the release of a new short and hard-hitting film which is aimed at raising public awareness of crimes against badgers and encouraging reporting.

This film was made and presented by our Patron, naturalist and broadcaster Mike Dilger, and we are very pleased to have been able to take part in it. The film reveals the different methods used to persecute badgers, how to recognise the signs, and shows how recording and reporting badger crime helps investigators bring offenders to justice.

We must warn you that the film can be a bit of a tough watch in places, but we feel that it is necessary for us to highlight the terrible crimes inflicted on badgers throughout our country and make people aware on what can be done to help stop them from happening in the future.

To find out more, visit the Badger Trust Website or their Facebook and Twitter pages #StopBadgerCrime

EBPG and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Like everybody else at the moment, our hardworking volunteers at The Essex Badger Protection Group are going to be taking the greatest of care to help stop the spread of Coronavirus and make sure that they stay safe as well as not create any risk to the general public. For this reason it is vitally important that we follow the current recommended government and health organisation guidelines as closely as possible and try to minimise any contact with other people.

Already some of our some of our volunteers are having to go through the process of self-isolation either for their own underlying health reasons or because they or somebody in their household are experiencing symptoms which could be related to coronavirus.

For all of the reasons above, we have made the decision that, until further notice, our volunteers should not be engaging in any activities which risk putting them into close contact with the public. This will include home visits and public events. All of our other call outs will be restricted only to the ones which are deemed to be an emergency, ie injured or sick badgers. We will continue to keep track of any RTA reports and do our best to check them out wherever it is safe and possible for us to do so.

We would like to wish everybody and their loved ones continued good health against the coronavirus and urge you all to take care over the coming weeks. We can not stress enough how important it is for everybody to keep track of all the latest news and advice regarding coronavirus and try to avoid going out as much as possible until it is safer to do so.

Stay safe!

You can now become a member of our group online

You can now join or renew your membership to the Essex Badger Protection Group online by visiting our 'Join' page here.

To subscribe all you have to do is complete the form on the 'Join' page with your required membership details and click on the 'Buy Now' button. You will then be taken to our secure PayPal page where you may make your annual subscription payment. It's as simple as that!

All of our members receive regular email updates from the group as well as our Trax magazine and are able to attend our group meetings and take part in our activities. We always look forward to welcoming new members.

Help Us Give Badgers a Brake

The Badger Trust launched its new “Give Badgers a Brake” campaign during National Badger Week to raise awareness of the dangers that badgers face on our roads”.

Every year an alarming 50,000 badgers are killed on roads in the UK. As our road network becomes bigger and busier, the risk to badgers and other wildlife becomes greater. This campaign not only raises awareness of this problem but also provides advice on what can be done to help make our roads safer for all wildlife.

Together with the Badger Trust, our Groups Patron, Mike Dilger, has helped produce a video which highlights the dangers badgers face on our roads and show what can be done to try and protect them from this increasing danger.

To find out more, visit the Badger Trust Website or their Facebook and Twitter pages #GiveUsABrake


Contact Us:

  • Tel: 07341 944567
           07341 944568

  • eMail:

Patron: Mike Dilger
(Natural History Presenter)

The Essex Badger Protection Group
is affiliated to The Badger Trust

Registered charity No. 1111440

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