BBC News about Badger

  • Second badger cull licence issued Natural England has issued the second licence to permit the shooting of badgers under measures designed to control bovine TB.
  • Badger cull to reduce TB slightly Farming groups claim that the proposed badger culls will reduce the incidence of TB in cattle by 30% or more. Critics of the plan say that the impact on TB rates is so small that the scheme is not worthwhile. Pallab Ghosh assesses the science behind the claims and counter claims.
  • Q&A: The badger cull The government has given the go ahead for badgers to be culled in England this autumn, as part of measures to protect cattle from tuberculosis.
  • First badger cull licence issued The first licence allowing farmers to shoot badgers in England in an attempt to reduce TB in cattle is to be issued on Monday, according to Natural England.
  • England badger cull court appeal Badgers could be shot across England within weeks, barring a last minute legal challenge.
  • Appeal started over badger cull The Badger Trust lodges an appeal after failing in a legal bid to block a badger cull in England.
  • Badger cull plans to be reviewed Government plans to cull badgers in England are to to be reviewed in the High Court following a legal challenge by the Badger Trust.
  • Advisers' warnings on badger cull Experts advised the government that badger control plans could kill tens of thousands of the animals and make cattle TB worse, documents show.
  • Badger vaccine project 'delight' The UK's first independent badger vaccination project proves the technique is "viable and affordable", according to the wildlife charity running it.
  • No English badger cull this year There will be no culling of badgers in England this year to curb cattle tuberculosis, the government says - pilots are possible next year.
  • Badger cull put on hold in Wales Controversial plans for a badger cull in west Wales are put on hold while a review is carried out.
  • Exposing the badger's social life Magnetic fields and sensors are helping zoologists map what badgers do when they go underground.
  • Trust planning badger vaccination The National Trust will vaccinate badgers against TB this summer in a bid to curb the disease in cattle - the first such programme of its kind in the UK.
  • Badger cull plan is backed by AMs Plans for a cull of badgers in parts of mid and west Wales to help tackle bovine TB in cattle are approved by assembly members.
  • Farmers in call for badger cull Farmers call for a badger cull in Sussex after eight confirmed cases of bovine TB in cattle last year.
  • Badger vaccine cattle TB promise Vaccinating badgers against tuberculosis could be an effective strategy against the disease in cattle, research indicates.
  • Why do we get sentimental about badgers? With plans afoot to allow farmers to shoot badgers, our relationship with these creatures is once more under the microscope.
  • Badgers cull plans are unveiled Ministers set out plans to cull badgers in England in an attempt to curb TB in cattle, despite the suspension of a proposed cull in Wales.