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Sussex Badger Appeal

Sussex Badger Appeal

  • badger / Darin SmithBadgers in Sussex could be in crisis if culling goes ahead.

  • Our nature reserves could be in crisis if bovine TB (bTB) continues to spread.

  • Help us to act now by vaccinating badgers against bTB.It’s a win-win solution.

Did you know that a large area of the South Downs between Brighton and Eastbourne is a bovine TB High Risk Area? It is possible that the Government could sanction culling of badgers here in an official effort to control the disease.

We strongly believe that killing badgers is not the answer.

We want to vaccinate all the badgers on our nature reserves in the high risk area, and adjoining land where possible. We’ll never allow badger culling on our nature reserves, but vaccination may help control the spread of the disease, and that’s vital if we’re to continue to manage our nature reserves effectively.

The bTB High Risk Area in Sussex is isolated. Any control programme must be done alongside a whole raft of other measures. That’s why we’re asking for your help to fund the entire package on our nature reserves in the high risk area. Badger vaccination will be at the forefront of the plan supported by better management of our own livestock. All this is really expensive but has to be done to make a difference.

We’re asking you for your generous support to help us make this happen.

How to donate

  • Online - click here to donate easily* and securely via JustGiving

  • Text - BDGR77 £+ the amount you'd like to donate (£3, £5 or £10) to 70070

    You'll receive a confirmation of your donation and the opportunity to add gift aid at no extra cost to you, and there's no charge for the text message.
  • Post

    Please send a cheque made payable to Sussex Wildlife Trust, to Sussex Wildlife Trust, Woods Mill, Henfield, Sussex, BN5 9SD marked ‘Badger Appeal’.
  • Telephone - call 01273 497532

    (Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm)

Thank you for your support.


Watch our short film to find out why badger vaccination is vital to the Trust's nature conservation work

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