WildCRU’s badger project began in 1987, building on earlier observational data stretching back to the early 1970s. Focused on badgers living at Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire (an Estate owned and managed by Oxford University), this population is amongst the densest in the world, with around 200-250 adult badgers alive at any one time, producing 20-80 cubs per year. These are spread between 23 social groups, using over 70 large setts (group dens) distributed across 4km2 of woodland, but also foraging over surrounding farmland, giving a population range of around 6km

The Badger Project
How do we study badgers?
Insights into badger society
Genetics and mate choice
Social interactions
The effects of weather conditions on badger population dynamics
What we need
Our current team

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The Badger Project & The Ley Community Rehabilitation Centre