East Yorkshire Badger Protection Group was founded in 1987, the members are all volunteers.
We cover the area from Filey down to Spurn and from Malton, East of York to Goole,
including the Selby District, we may cross boundaries.
To locate, survey, record and monitor badger setts in order to protect badgers (meles meles) and their habitat.
Sett interference can be deliberate (a crime) or it can be due to a lack of awareness.
Your donations and membership fees provide us the funds required to purchase vital camera and rescue equipment.
EYBP support 100% the tireless efforts of www.thebadgercrowd.org with the legal challenges against the Govt's badger cull, it is also an excellent and a reliable
up-to-date resource for the latest factual science and research data.
We may provide advice to the public on all matters
relating to badgers, educational talks, practical assistance ,site visits etc.
We assist the North Yorkshire and Humberside wildlife officers, their Rural Crime Task Forces, and the RSPCA in their efforts at upholding the law.
Badgers are protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Some members regularly monitor badger setts, others simply provide
'eyes on setts' when out and about, there is no expectation that membere should be active, the membership fees and donations help to keep our group afloat.!
Please keep dogs on a leash in the vicinity of badger setts or animal burrows, and on sanctuaries reserves etc.
For deceased badgers on road please inform your Local Council, also inform EYBPG as we record sett locations for posterity.
Please email us details of any setts you know of + a brief description & area + GPS location or What3Words + landowner if known.
Should you spot any suspicious activity, we are interested to know, we will maintain confidentiality.
Many thanks for all your help with our badger protection work, we could not do it without your help.!
We will always aim to rescue an injured badger,badgers are a protected speceis we will use experienced badger specific rescue-recover-release establishments,the animal's welfare and release back to the wild is our priority.
Please always call our emergency no.if concerned for a badger's welfare. : 07780 863081