News: By Tag https://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/tag/badgers?date%5B0%5D=&date%5B1%5D= News listing, filtered by tag. en Badger culling starting in Avon for the first time – despite vaccination showing an alternative way forward https://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/badger-culling-starting-avon-first-time-despite-vaccination-showing-alternative-way-forward Badgers will be culled in Avon for the first time as the government today announced new cull areas, increasing the number stretching from Cornwall to Cumbria to over 40. Avon is one of 11 new areas across England where culling is now taking place, despite Avon Wildlife Trust starting a badger vaccination programme in July to help tackle the problem of bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) in badgers and demonstrate an alternative to culling. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:00:00 +0100 Naomi Fuller https://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/badger-culling-starting-avon-first-time-despite-vaccination-showing-alternative-way-forward Avon Wildlife Trust begins vaccinating badgers against bovine TB https://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/avon-wildlife-trust-begins-vaccinating-badgers-against-bovine-tb Avon Wildlife Trust has today begun vaccinating badgers for the first time on one of the conservation charity’s nature reserves, as a way to help tackle the problem of bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) in badgers, and demonstrate an alternative to the cull policy which has so far killed 68,000 badgers over the last few years across England. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0100 SarahMitchell https://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/avon-wildlife-trust-begins-vaccinating-badgers-against-bovine-tb