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Rolling dice reveals level of illegal badger killing

A little-used method for estimating how many people are involved in sensitive or illegal activities can provide critical information to environmental policy makers involved in the proposed badger culling scheme in England, ...

Jan 17, 2013
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Testing roadkill badgers for bovine TB

(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with farming groups and wildlife charities, are investigating the presence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in Cheshire wildlife by testing ...

Mar 06, 2014
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Scientists urge Britain to cancel badger cull

British wildlife experts on Sunday condemned a plan to cull thousands of badgers in the UK in a bid to fight bovine tuberculosis, saying that killing the animals could worsen the problem it aims to solve.

Oct 14, 2012
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Britain grants first licence for badger cull

Up to 3,000 badgers could be killed in England after a government agency on Friday issued the first licence for a pilot cull in a bid to prevent the spread of tuberculosis in cattle.

Sep 18, 2012
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