Binfield Badger GroupProtecting Badgers in Berkshire
Charity number: 1075886
The following pictures are the same view of the copse and were taken shortly before and after the developer bought the land.
Work continues to protect the reduced amount of foraging area from further housing development. Over the last few years there has been a greater amount of infill development and this is causing great concern to the Group, as without access to large areas for foraging the badgers will starve and become isolated from neighbouring setts. The pathways that link the main sett to other areas of woodland and open countryside are critical, but their importance does not appear to be recognised by those that have the responsibility to control developments. The following video was filmed and produced by Rob Evans as part of a global competition to to make a 1 minute promotion of a charitable cause. Rob's entry came third, which is a good reflection of both his technical skills at night time wildlife filming at the Binfield sett and his creative skills. Hopefully it will help to get the message across that access corridors for many wildlife species are in need of protection.
The Group also promotes awareness by producing newsletters, holding regular meetings, attending many local events and giving talks to schools and other societies in Binfield and the surrounding area. The Group monitors badger activity at a number of setts across Berkshire and liaises with Councils on any proposals which may have an impact on badgers and their habitat. The Group continues both the research into these curious animals of the dark and the education of local people, especially children, of the need to protect badgers, their setts and foraging grounds, so that future generations will have the joy of watching and learning about our British wildlife heritage.