Badgers and their setts are protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, which makes it illegal to kill, injure them, or to interfere with a sett. If badgers will be affected by a development, or works are planned to occur in close proximity to an active sett, you will need a Protected Species Licence before works can commence.

Have you been asked to undertake a badger survey?

Surveys can be undertaken throughout the year, although the period from October to April is most effective when vegetation cover is reduced, setts are readily visible, and badgers are highly active.

Our ecologists are experienced in badger surveys, bait marking and territory analysis, licensed exclusion, supervision of sett closure and destruction and the design of artificial setts, badger fencing and tunnels.

Acer Ecology has a base in Ammanford, but undertake projects all over the country. We are able to provide surveys across Pembrokeshire including: Abereiddy, Amroth, Broad Haven, Carew, Cenarth, Dinas, Lamphey, Mathry, Pembroke Dock and Tenby.

Contact our friendly team on 029 2065 0331, or email

Badger Survey Information

For more information about badgers, please see our article: Eurasian Badger – Give a Flying Brock.