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Guidance to Natural England: preventing spread of bovine TB

This document outlines what is required in order for any cull of badgers to be effective, safe and humane.

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Guidance to Natural England (updated May 2018)

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Guidance issued to Natural England by the Secretary of State under section 15(2) of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (NERC). This is based on current scientific evidence about what is required to make sure that any cull of badgers is considered effective, safe and humane.  

This replaces previous guidance issued in December 2015.

Published 14 December 2011
Last updated 24 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated following a consultation on introducing licensed badger controls in the Low Risk Area of England.
  2. 20 July 2017 Revised Secretary of State guidance to Natural England added.
  3. An incorrect reference in paragraph 7j, (on page 3) has been changed from “paragraph 9e” to “paragraph 7e”.
  4. Revised Secretary of State guidance to Natural England added.
  5. First published.