Badger Trust Isle of Wight has its roots in the aftermath of the badger digging incident associated with the Isle of Wight Hunt in 1991. A public meeting was held following this incident and a badger group was set up with a committee and affiliation to then National Federation of Badger Groups, later known as the Badger Trust.

The badger group gradually faded and now is the time for a renaissance; unfortunately badgers on the Isle of Wight are once again under grave threat from huntsmen, gamekeeper’s snares, roads and development pressure. By monitoring badger setts we are able to offer a degree of protection but we also rely on public vigilance and tip-offs.

The group has the backing and expertise of the Badger Trust who promote the conservation and welfare of badgers and the protection of their setts and habitats for the public benefit.


Annual membership costs just £10 regardless of the number of people at the same address. Donations in addition are of course always welcome.

Monies raised by membership and donations go to monitoring setts and responding to requests for help and advice from the general public.

Members receive a newsletter, either by e-mail or post.

In addition members can volunteer for any of the group’s activities, including:

  • Sett(s) monitoring within reach of you
  • Help with fundraising events
  • Newsletter articles

If you would like to support Badger Trust Isle of Wight by becoming a member, download our Membership Form below and return it to the address on the form.

If you have any problems please Contact Us