Praise for county badger project

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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has teamed up with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) to carry out badger vaccinations at a site in the Peak District National Park.

The trust has worked with a number of partners in its first season of badger vaccinations, including the National Farmers Union, the National Trust and Buxton Civic Association.

And the latest link-up with the BMC allowed them to carry out vaccinations at a site near Bakewell.

Tim Birch, conservation manager for the trust, said: “We are delighted to be now working with the British Mountaineering Council who have been very supportive of our badger vaccination programme and have invited us onto their land to vaccinate badgers.

“Vaccination is a real alternative to shooting badgers and we have been greatly encouraged by the response of partner organisations across Derbyshire who support badger vaccination and want to help us in this vital work.”