News tagged with badgers

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, ...

dateJan 17, 2013 in Ecology
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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.

dateSep 18, 2012 in Ecology
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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.

dateOct 14, 2012 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateMar 06, 2014 in Ecology
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Zoologists tap into GPS to track badger movements

Zoologists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Natural Sciences are using GPS tracking technology to keep a 'Big Brother' eye on badgers in County Wicklow. By better understanding the badgers' movements and the reasons ...

dateMar 31, 2015 in Ecology
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