We use cookies to provide you with the best experience on our website. No personal information is stored. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the website. Please refer to our privacy statement for further information on our cookies.


Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) home page | Sponsored by Welsh Assembly Government NRW Logo

Countryside Council for Wales
Landscape & wildlife Please note - A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over all functions and services previously carried out by Countryside Council for Wales. While the Natural Resources Wales website continues to be developed, some online services will continue to be provided on this web site.

Badger Setts

Badger setts are protected as well as the animal. A sett is defined as tunnels and chambers in use by badgers and the areas immediately outside the entrance holes.

It is an offence to do these things or be reckless about the consequences of your actions:

  • Destroy or damage a badger sett or any part of it
  • Obstructing access to a badger sett or any of its entrances.
  • Send a dog into a badger sett
  • Disturb a badger in a badger sett

Exceptions

There are exceptions to these offences:

  • If it can be shown that actions were taken in an emergency in order to prevent serious damage to property.
  • If the action was the unintentional result of a lawful operation and could not reasonably have been avoided.

 

Our other sites

Follow Us

 

twitter logo

 

Follow our tweets

 

Youtube Logo

 

Subscribe to our channel

 

Flickr Logo

 

Browse our gallery

       

Designated Sites Search

Advanced Search
Contact the Team
Postal address
The habitats and species team
C/O Enquiries
CCW
Maes-y-Ffynnon
Penrhosgarnedd
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2DW
Telephone number
0845 1306229
Page feedback