The National Federation of Badger Groups was formed in January 1986 and evolved into the Badger Trust in 2005. Over 25 years later, badgers across the UK are under threat more than ever before.

The Badger Trust exists to promote and enhance the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats.  We are the leading voice for badgers and represent and support around 60 local voluntary badger groups and thousands of supporters and followers. The Badger Trust provides expert advice on all badger issues and works closely with the government, police, and other conservation organisations.  We use all lawful means to campaign for the improved protection of badgers and are a member of Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) and Wildlife and Countryside Link.

The biggest threats to modern badgers are road traffic accidents, government sanctioned culling, wildlife crimes, developments, and habitat loss. At the Badger Trust, we provide outreach and education opportunities to schools, training to police forces and local groups, government outreach, support to local groups, press coverage on local and national levels, and drive national level campaigns to educate the public on issues effecting badgers and their habitats.

The Badger Trust relies almost entirely on the generous donations from groups, supporters, and members of the public.  Getting involved with your local group and signing up for a monthly donation plan with the Badger Trust are two of the best ways you can help preserve this wonderful species for generations to come.

Find out all the great ways you can support the Badger Trust by visiting our 'Get Involved' page.


 We provide grants at a local level to Badger Groups and campaign Nationally. Our work depends on you.


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