The Wildlife Trusts believe that cattle measures should be at the centre of efforts to tackle bovine tuberculosis (TB), alongside a strategic programme of badger vaccination.
In the meantime, a vaccine for badgers is available now and has the potential to help reduce bTB without the negative impacts of perturbation arising from a badger cull.
Fourteen Wildlife Trusts are carrying out badger vaccination programmes and they need your support - each dose of badger vaccine costs £5, and every trap £100. Staff time to carry out the baiting of traps and injections is also a significant cost.
Vaccination of badgers could help to reduce the spread of bovine TB. Recent studies have shown that vaccinating more than a third of adult badgers in a social group can reduce the risk to unvaccinated cubs by 79%.
Follow the links below to find out more about our badger vaccination programmes and make a donation - thank you.
Read our badger vaccination progress report.