Summer 2017: The cull was extended to four new zones in Devon & Cornwall in 2016. This year, the government want to continue the roll-out across the south west, and several new zones in Devon & Cornwall are likely to begin culling. If you live anywhere in or near to a red shaded area on the map below, your badgers are likely to be in the firing line this year. If you want to get involved, or have information that might be of use to us, please get in touch.
BADGER CULL ZONES 2017
Mid Devon: 570km2. Expected kill target in 2017: 1700 badgers
North Devon: 530km2. Expected kill target in 2017: 1600 badgers
North-west Devon: 200km2. Estimated kill target in 2017: 600 badgers.
Mid Devon / West Somerset / Taunton Deane: The orange outline represents the old Somerset cull zone (2013 – 2016). The green and purple outlines are new zones being added this year. Estimated kill target for all three zones in 2017: 2000 badgers
2016 CULL ZONES – These zones will continue culling in 2017
North-west Devon and Cornwall: 430km2. Estimated kill target in 2017: 500 badgers
North-east Cornwall and Devon: 800km2. Estimated kill target in 2017: 800 badgers
South Hams: 460km2. Estimated kill target in 2017: 1000 badgers