Badgers - Species Survey

Badgers receive legal protection under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, making it an offence to kill, injure or take a badger or interfere with its sett (the system of tunnels and chambers in which badgers live, including the entrances and immediate surrounds), including blockage or damage to the sett entrance.

Where badgers are present on a development site works must be carried out in such a way as to avoid an offence being committed or, if this is not possible, under a licence granted by the appropriate statutory body (Natural England or CCW).

As well as the full range of survey work for badgers, Stark Ecology Ltd can assist with the licensing process, carry out sett closure and destruction once the licence is in place, advise on artificial sett construction and provide method statements for site management and working methods where badgers are present.