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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust leads the way on badger vaccinations

Friday 7th July 2017

Our badger vaccination team

We've vaccinated fifty badgers in the Edale valley, including twenty in the last two days.

Ten of the badgers vaccinated this week were cubs, which is very important when trying to increase immunity in the social groups of badgers against bovine TB. Our badger vaccination team were up at 3am this morning, and were out in the field for over four hours!

Yesterday (Thursday 6th July), our badger vaccination coordinator Debbie Bailey, Head of Living Landscapes North Tim Birch and Chair Dr Sue Mayer were out in the field vaccinating. BBC East Midlands Today filmed a news report with them, and we highlighted the importance of restarting the vaccination programme. 




















We have been carrying out the badger vaccination programme across Derbyshire since 2014. We've been working with farmers and landowners, and showed that a successful programme of badger vaccination can be achieved in partnership with the help of dozens of trained volunteers.We've also developed the programme with a number of partnerships including the National Trust.We're delighted to be leading the way on vaccinating badgers, and we'd like to thank our team for carrying out the vaccinations. #stopthecull