A badger sett in a field in Chapel-en-le-Frith has been deliberately damaged.
Wooden fence posts were used to block one of the entrances to the sett, which is on land close to The Wash.
It is a criminal offence to disturb or damage a badger sett under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992.
Derbyshire police’s specialist wildlife officers are appealing for anyone who might have seen suspicious activity or vehicles in the area.
The damage was discovered on Sunday, April 5.
Anyone with information should call PC 14215 Paul Flint on 101, quoting incident 634 of April 5.
You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.