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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.

Our Next Event

Come and join us at our special Easter Family Fun Day at
the Hockley Community Centre on Saturday 30th March 2024.

Easter Fun Day 2023

Sponsored by:

Bringing Live Music to
The Commy Hockley!

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This will be a great event for all the family with loads of stalls to see as well as lots of fun things to do. Children will be able to meet our fabulous Dancing Badger and the Easter Bunny!


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

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

Our Next Events


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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