Reminder: Please do not report cull figures to the Badger Trust. Badger Groups can directly email us and we are in contact with various groups on the ground to stay informed. Thank you for your concern and we will continue to monitor the situation. 

Reporting Centre

The Reporting Centre

Welcome to the Badger Trust confidential reporting centre. From here you can use a simple form to report a badger road casualty, a new sett location, and crime or suspicious activity concerning badgers, their setts and their habitats. Thank you for taking the time to report these things to us. In doing so you are helping support and inform our work to protect badgers.

Please see the Reporting Centre Privacy Notice at the bottom of this page for details of how any personal data you submit may be used.

Please select the option for the form that is most relevant to your report:

ROAD CASUALTIES

Select this option if you wish to report a road traffic casualty or a dead badger by the side of the road.

SETT LOCATIONS

Select this option if you wish to report a new sett location to us. Please do not report individual sightings.

CRIME

Select this option if you wish to report a crime or suspicious incident. It is important you also report this directly to the police on 999 if a crime is in progress.

 

ROAD CASUALTIES

**IMPORTANT** If the RTC you are reporting involves a live badger please do report here but also contact your local badger group for immediate help in the first instance.

Use our Badger Groups Map to find details or google your county/town and 'badger group'. All RTC reports are passed on to the local group, where there is one, but this is not always immediate and quicker assistance could be found via the local group. Unfortunately, not all areas have local groups but do check. Please do always submit a report to us as these are used for national statistics.

Thank you for taking the time to report road traffic casualties. Tragically, it is estimated that over 50,000 badgers a year are killed on the roads every year.  By reporting badger road casualties you help us to track incident numbers, inform our ‘Give Badgers a Brake’ campaign and the monthly data is also provided by us to a specialist project being run at the University of Cardiff which quantifies and maps wildlife roadkill across the UK.

Use the GRID REFERENCE FINDER or what3wordsPlease note that Badger Trust covers England and Wales only. To report an RTC from Northern Ireland, click here. To report an RTC from Scotland, click here. After you report, find out more about our Give Badgers a Brake campaign.

Your privacy is important to us.  Please see the Reporting Centre Privacy Notice at the bottom of this page for details of how we manage the data you submit to us.

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Sett locations

Thank you for choosing to report a new sett or sighting. With increasing threats to badgers it's great to hear about new sett finds and new badger sightings. This information is important for estimating badger populations, establishing local trends, and assisting badger sett protection.

Please note that Badger Trust covers England and Wales only. To report a sett location or badger sighting in Northern Ireland, click here. To report for Scotland, click here.

Your privacy is important to us.  Please see the Reporting Centre Privacy Notice at the bottom of this page for details of how we manage the data you submit to us.

Get a location using the GRID REFERENCE FINDER or what3words.

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CRIMES & SUSPICIOUS INCIDENTS

Badger persecution remains a widespread and nationwide issue, and we rely on your reports to keep track of potential incidents to ensure police forces are provided with the correct information to pursue possible cases of badger related crime.  This option is for the reporting of badger related crime or suspicious incidents. Whilst we do pass information on to police forces to investigate and to help identify areas where we can provide police training, it is always essential that you directly report the incident to the police as they will not act on our information alone.

If it is a crime in progress please ring 999 and ensure you stay safe. If you find evidence after the event please use the non-emergency number 101, or report online via a web option your police force may offer. By also reporting it to us you ensure we can liaise with police on incidents, that we can alert the relevant local group as necessary, and that we have crime data across England and Wales. It also informs our work with the NWCU’s UK Badger Persecution Priority Delivery Group, and Wildlife and Countryside Link Wildlife Crime Group

 

Please note that Badger Trust covers England and Wales only. To report a crime or suspicious incident in Northern Ireland, click here.  To report for Scotland, click here.

 

Get a location using the GRID REFERENCE FINDER or what3words.

Your privacy is important to us.  Please see the Reporting Centre Privacy Notice at the bottom of this page for details of how we manage the data you submit to us.

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Reporting Centre Privacy Notice

Please see our general supporter privacy notice for the full details of how we manage supporter data. In respect of data submitted via our Reporting Centre the following information applies:

Badger Trust is a registered charity (England & Wales, number 1111440) and Limited Company (number 5460677) and is the Data Controller for the purpose of this privacy notice.
 

We can be contacted at our registered office Badger Trust, Citibase, 95 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 4ST;by email at staff@badgertrust.org.uk and by telephone on 01273 033440.


We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO) and our registration number is ZA265110.


The following sets out how each report submission uses data and in all cases the data is only used for the purpose it was submitted to Badger Trust:
 

  • Badger Road Casualties - Submission data is retained by Badger Trust for statistical analysis, and also supplied to the local group (where there is one) for their records. They may contact you to confirm exact details of the incident but the information provided for this report will not be used for marketing purposes, or further to this report incidence. Badger Trust will remove personal data from the data set two full calendar years after the year it was collected (eg for a submission in 2018 this will be deleted in 2021), and keep an anonymised set for reference. We ask local groups to do the same when we supply the data to them. Anonymised data is provided on a monthly basis to Cardiff University for their ongoing project on wildlife roadkill

  • Sett or sightings - Submission data is retained by Badger Trust for master sett records, and also supplied to the local group (where there is one) for their records. They may contact you to confirm exact details of the incident but the information provided for this report will not be used for marketing purposes, or further to this report incidence. Badger Trust will remove personal data from the data set two full calendar years after the year it was collected (eg for a submission in 2018 this will be deleted in 2021), and keep an anonymised set for reference.

  • Crime or suspicious incident reports - Submission data is retained by Badger Trust and may also be supplied to the police or other enforcement agencies where it is felt necessary for the prevention and detection of crime. Badger Trust will remove personal data from the data set two full calendar years after the year it was collected (eg for a submission in 2018 this will be deleted in 2021), and keep an anonymised set for reference. Anonymised statistics are used to inform our work with the NWCU UK Badger Protection Priority Delivery Group, the Wildlife and Countryside Link Wildlife Crime Group and to inform Badger Trust’s work on stopping badger crime in general. 

If you have any questions or concerns as to how Badger Trust uses your data which are not answered above or in our supporter privacy notice please contact us at staff@badgertrust.org.uk.

Version BT-RC-1. Last updated 13/07/2021​.