This is the most badgers the team have managed to vaccinate in one year and there are still several rounds of vaccinations scheduled to take place throughout autumn.
Debbie Bailey, lead badger vaccination coordinator at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust said, ”We continue to show that vaccination is a viable option to culling badgers. With the help of our dedicated volunteers and partners we have had our most successful vaccination season so far. This morning we took the total to 203 badgers for 2018 - that's an amazing achievement.”
The Trust’s vaccination programme is now the largest and most effective badger vaccination project in the country. Debbie adds, “We continue to train and inspire more volunteers to join our programme. It is only getting bigger as more landowners and farmers see vaccination as the alternative to shooting badgers in the fight against bovine TB.”