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Further badger cull licences granted

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Map showing the counties where badger culling is now licensed in England

By Kathryn Clark

Badger culling is now authorised in 40 areas of England following the granting of 11 new licences this year. Natural England, which authorises culling operations, has also allowed badger control operations to resume in 29 areas that have previously been granted culling licences (see map).

Culling licences are issued for a four-year period and each year Natural England specifies the minimum and maximum …

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