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Welcome to the Essex Badger Protection Group

The Essex Badger Protection Group is made up of a group of voluntary members throughout Essex whose common interest is the protection of badgers.

We work in close co-operation with the local police and carry out regular patrols to monitor badger setts.

Other activities include conducting area surveys of the badgers' habitat when threatened by highway and building projects, the rehabilitation of sick and injured badgers and giving advice regarding badgers in gardens.

National Badger Week 24th June - 1st July

This week is National Badger Week. The Badger Trust and it’s supporting groups will be holding lots of events across the country to promote greater awareness of badgers including badger watches, lectures, book debates and school presentations. The Badger Trust will also be launching its new “Give Badgers a Brake” campaign during National Badger Week to raise awareness of the danger of badgers being killed on our roads”.

To celebrate we are holding a special Badger Week barbecue at Thorndon Country Park South on Sunday 25th June starting at 11 am. Please come along and meet our group and learn about badgers and what we do.

To find out more about National Badger Week, visit the Badger Trust Website and visit their Facebook and Twitter pages @Nbadgerweek.

Our Next Events

  • Sunday, 25. June 2017 - 11:00 to 16:00

    To celebrate National Badger Week, which this year falls between the 24th June and 1st July, we are holding a Badger Week Barbecue at Thorndon Park South.

    It will be a relaxed gathering & members are welcome to bring a packed lunch or a barbecue, or just pop along to say hello and show their support. It will be a great way of meeting other members, learn about badgers and share in fun and positive discussions about our black & white furry friends. The park is a beautiful place to explore so it’s sure to be a great day out.

    Thorndon Park South
    Just off the A128 Brentwood Road
    CM13 3LW

    Please note that the event is being held at Thorndon Park South and not the “Gruffalo Park”.

    More details can be found here:

  • Sunday, 30. July 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

    Come and see us at the Essex Wildlife Trust's Hanningfield Reservior Summer Fayre. Lots to do for all the family! Bouncy Castles, games, stalls, ‘have a go’ at drums, minibeast hunting, pond-dipping, Martin the ‘bug man’ and more!!


    Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre,
    Hawkswood Road,
    CM11 1WT



Contact Us:

  • Tel: 07341 944567
           07341 944568

  • eMail:

Patron: Mike Dilger
(Natural History Presenter)

The Essex Badger Protection Group
is affiliated to The Badger Trust

Registered charity No. 1111440

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