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Advice to Natural England on setting minimum and maximum numbers of badgers to be controlled in 2017

Advice to Natural England on setting the minimum and maximum numbers in licensed badger control areas in 2017.

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Defra’s advice to Natural England on setting the minimum and maximum numbers of badgers to be controlled in licensed areas in 2017.

The advice covers the ten existing areas and eleven new areas for 2017. It includes a description of the methods used by Defra for estimating the badger populations in all areas.

Published 11 September 2017