Badger Trust exists to promote and enhance the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats. We are the leading voice for badgers in England and Wales, with a network of around 60 local voluntary badger groups, and supported by thousands of supporters and followers. We started as The National Federation of Badger Groups, which was formed in January 1986 and later evolved into the Badger Trust in 2005. Despite significant progress on the legal protection of this iconic species, some 35 years on from our starting point badgers across the UK are under threat more than ever before.
Badger Trust provides expert advice on all badger issues and works closely with the government, police, and other conservation organisations. We use all lawful means to campaign for the improved protection of badgers and are a member of Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW), Wildlife and Countryside Link and are represented on the UK Badger Persecution Priority Delivery Group of the National Wildlife Crime Unit.
The biggest threats to modern badgers are road traffic accidents, government sanctioned culling, wildlife crimes, developments, and habitat loss. At the Badger Trust, we provide outreach and education opportunities to schools, training to police forces and local groups, government outreach, support to local groups, press coverage on local and national levels, and drive national level campaigns to educate the public on issues effecting badgers and their habitats.
The Badger Trust relies almost entirely on the generous donations from groups, supporters, and members of the public. Getting involved with your local group and signing up for a monthly donation plan with the Badger Trust are two of the best ways you can help preserve this wonderful species for generations to come.
Find out all the great ways you can support the Badger Trust by visiting our ‘Get Involved’ page.
The Badger Trust Trustees
As a registered charity Badger Trust is governed according to charity law by a Board of Trustees. The trustees are also directors of Badger Trust according to company law.
All trustees are volunteers who give freely of their time and have no beneficial interest in the charity.
Trustees are responsible for setting Badger Trust’s strategic policies and objectives and for ensuring they are fulfilled.
Trustees are also responsible for keeping proper financial records. This enables them to ensure that financial statements comply with the Companies Act 2006. They safeguard the assets of the charity and take all reasonable steps to ensure the prevention and detection of fraud. They ensure that the charity is complying with all relevant laws and regulations.
To ensure trustees are sufficiently skilled to carry out its responsibilities, Badger Trust conducts a skills analysis of existing trustees before new ones are appointed. New trustees receive a full induction into Badger Trust’s work when they join, and continue to receive regular updates. Trustees receive any training deemed necessary to fully carry out their responsibilities.
We are currently seeking more Trustees for the Badger Trust.