Neath Port Talbot Badger Rescue

Protecting Our Local Badgers

ABOUT BADGER RESCUE
 
Structure
Neath Port Talbot Badger Rescue is soon to become an associate member of the 'National' Badger Trust (a registered charity) which is the UK's governing body for the network of badger protection organisations and groups, similar to ours, that have formed throughout the UK.  Badger Rescue is a totally voluntary organisation with no paid officials.  Much of our work is in partnership with the voluntary organisation P-A-W (People for Animal Welfare) which, like badger rescue, operates in the Neath and Port Talbot areas.
 
Objectives
The main objective of Neath Port Talbot Badger Rescue 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.  For example, we are looking out for the welfare of badgers in 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

We are a self-funded organisation, our reward being ensuring that badgers are protected and conserved for future generations to enjoy.