Sussex Badger Appeal

Badgers in Sussex are under threat from a potential cull if bovine TB (bTB) continues to spread.

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 for your generous support to help us make this happen

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Donating online using the form at the bottom of this page. It's is quick, easy and secure.

You can also donate by:

Telephone: Our Membership Services team can take donations over the phone. Call 01273 497532, 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday

Post: We can accept donations by cheque too. Please make cheques payable to ‘Sussex Wildlife Trust’, and send to Sussex Wildlife Trust, Woods Mill, Henfield, Sussex, BN5 9SD marked ‘Badger Appeal’.

Mobile: 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.

Thank you for your support.