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Bovine TB: authorisation for badger control in 2018

Authorisation letters, licences, and restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites.

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Area 3 - Dorset authorisation letter

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Area 4 - Cornwall authorisation letter

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Area 5 - Cornwall authorisation letter

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Area 6 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 7 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 8 - Dorset authorisation letter

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Area 9 - Gloucestershire authorisation letter

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Area 10 - Herefordshire authorisation letter

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Area 11 - Cheshire authorisation letter

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Area 12 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 13 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 14 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 15 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 16 - Dorset authorisation letter

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Area 17 - Somerset authorisation letter

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Area 18 - Somerset authorisation letter

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Area 19 - Wiltshire authorisation letter

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Area 20 - Wiltshire authorisation letter

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Area 21 - Wiltshire authorisation letter

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Area 22 - Cornwall authorisation letter

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Area 22 - Cornwall licence for badger control

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Area 23 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 23 - Devon licence for badger control

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Area 24 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 24 - Devon licence for badger control

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Area 25 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 25 - Devon licence for badger control

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Area 26 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 26 - Devon licence for badger control

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Area 27 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 27 - Devon licence for badger control

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Area 28 - Devon authorisation letter

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Area 28 - Devon licence for badger control

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Area 29 - Gloucestershire authorisation letter

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Area 29 - Gloucestershire licence for badger control

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Area 30 - Somerset authorisation letter

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Area 30 - Somerset licence for badger control

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Area 31 - Staffordshire authorisation letter

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Area 31 - Staffordshire licence for badger control

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Area 32 - Cumbria authorisation letter

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Area 32 - Cumbria licence for badger control

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Avon

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Cheshire

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Cornwall

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Cumbria

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Devon

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Dorset

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Gloucestershire

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Hampshire

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Herefordshire

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Oxfordshire

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Somerset

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire and West Midlands

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in West Berkshire

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Wiltshire

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Annex B – Restrictions relating to licensed actions on protected sites in Worcestershire

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Natural England has issued 11 new badger control licences. 19 companies met the criteria to continue badger control in 2018 in the following counties:

  • Cheshire
  • Cornwall
  • Cumbria
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Herefordshire
  • Somerset
  • Staffordshire
  • Wiltshire

Natural England takes account of the criteria in Defra’s guidance to Natural England when developing and issuing licences.

The licences are for 4 years. They allow the companies to:

  • cull badgers each year between 1 June and 31 January
  • decide the start dates for culling activity

Natural England has set licensees a maximum and minimum number of badgers to control.

Protected sites in the Annex Bs are not necessarily part of any active operations. Active operations can and will only occur on protected sites where the landowner has granted permission.

The licences only permit badger control outside the closed seasons for:

  • controlled shooting – 1 February to 31 May
  • cage-trapping and shooting – 1 December to 31 May
  • cage-trapping and vaccination – 1 December to 30 April
Published 13 September 2018