Scotland’s fourth largest native mammal after Red deer, roe deer, and beaver. Badgers roam far afield at night, with a varied diet, but mainly of earthworms. Badgers have a complex territorial family life in clans, with males (boars) frequently wounded in fights. There are around 9,500 badger setts in Scotland.
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- Support the current Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (as amended in Scotland) and resist any appeal.
- Support better resourcing of Police Scotland and Scottish Badgers to advise the public and agencies on prevention of badger disturbance.
- Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented.
- Illegal dog and badger fighting
- Development activities in forestry, farming, housebuilding and infrastructure
- 50% of badger crimes are involved with the failure to apply for a licence for allowed badger disturbance, or not comply with the licence conditions