Become a Member

As a member of Somerset Badger Group you play a vital role in safeguarding Somerset’s badgers. With your help and support we will be able to help badgers by promoting their conservation, welfare and protection of badgers, their setts and their habitats.

The Group promotes the protection and conservation of badgers and holds full membership of the Badger Trust, the only registered charity dedicated to promoting the conservation, welfare and protection of badgers, their setts and their habitats throughout Great Britain.

We work in partnership with the Somerset Wildlife Trust and have wide experience of working closely with the Police, the R.S.P.C.A. and other Conservation authorities. We also work closely with Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR) responding to calls regarding injured or orphaned badgers.

A variety of talents is needed and welcomed amongst our members to help us with badger problems, sett surveys, sett monitoring and recording road casualties. We also need members to help with fund raising, social events and education. No input is too small and any help is always appreciated. We are also happy to welcome new members who are keen to learn more about badgers and keep a look out for badgers locally in their area.

By becoming a member of The Somerset Badger Group your help means we can work with individuals and other organisations to help educate the public and enthuse them to care for all wildlife, but we can also assist people who have genuine problems with badgers.

To learn more about membership please contact the Membership Secretary by clicking here.  If you’re a student let us know as we can offer you a discounted rate for the year.

As a member you will receive:

  • New members will receive a membership pack
  • Email newsletter with regular regional and national badger updates
  • Free attendance at training days, talks and workshops
  • Invitation to our AGM and social events
  • The opportunity to learn about badgers and become involved in all aspects of the Groups work

Types of Training Days for our members includes:

  • Badger ecology and interaction between badgers and man
  • Badgers and the law
  • Field Survey Training Days; these are led by experienced field surveyors and include demonstrating techniques in badger surveying, map reading, recognising badger setts, field signs and recording.
  • Bovine TB the issues/science/history and the attempts to kill badgers as a solution to the problem in cattle.
  • Badger vaccination

With your support we can continue our work protecting the badgers of Somerset along with other wildlife.