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It's National Badger Day!

If you do nothing else today, please watch the new State of The Badger Video. I love it!

Celebrate National Badger Day on 6th October

October brings National Badger Day on Friday, 6th October and a whole heap of love for this iconic native British wildlife species. And we join Scottish Badgers in designating the whole month Brocktober – a time to come together to celebrate badgers. Join in with the celebrations and let's do our brock friends proud this National Badger Day and throughout #Brocktober!

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Get involved, let’s make Space for Badgers


We're celebrating the beauty and wonder of badgers and all that wildlife and nature bring to us. And this year, we’re encouraging you to learn how to make Space for Badgers:

  • Help protect your local green spaces

  • Learn how to live with badger visitors

  • Join in with our first citizen science project, State of the Badger

  • Try our responsible badger-watching tips

  • Use our free planning and development guides

  • Slow down for badgers on the road

How do you make space for badgers? We'd love to hear your story. Drop us a line at hello@badgertrust.org.uk


NEW! Watch our 'State of the Badger' film

State of the Badger is our first citizen science project. In this short film, Dr Hannah Trayford, our Campaigns and Research Manager, explains why and how we're doing this study and our hopes for its impact on badger protection.


Plus, our Youth Ambassador and wildlife photographer, Rachel Bigsby, talks to zoologist Billy Heaney about identifying badger signs and how you can get involved in the study as a Badger Champion volunteer. And you'll see lots of beautiful badgers too!



Get social - spread the word about badgers


National Badger Day and Brocktober are brilliant opportunities to share our love for badgers and show how we can make #SpaceforBadgers.


And using #NBD23, #LoveBadgers and #Brocktober tags on social media during October gather together these positive stories.


You can follow us on social media to see messages and exclusive content from a whole clan of brilliant badger friends this Brocktober.


Why is National Badger Day held during the Badger Cull?


National Badger Day began long before the badger cull of the past decade. Sadly, we are all too aware that this time of celebration falls during the intensive badger culling period in England as the seemingly endless badger cull continues.


But we won’t let the Government’s senseless slaughter deter us from recognising the beauty and wonder of this amazing native species.



What's in the Brock Shop?


Whether you buy a gift for yourself or your loved ones, you can shop with us knowing that every purchase helps us protect badgers for generations to come. With Christmas fast approaching (did we really say that?) there's no time to waste – take a look now!


Did you know that every time you buy from our shop, 100% of the profits support our stripey friends?






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