Badger Trust West Sussex promotes the understanding, study and protection of badgers, we aim to:

  • Encourage members to adopt a badger sett and regularly monitor them to help prevent illegal disturbance: ideally by keeping a diary of photo records.
  • Encourage members to alert us to any potential planning matters that can encroach on badger habitat/setts.
  • Investigate sett disturbance and planning issues and maintain records of badger setts.
  • Give illustrated talks on badgers to schools, societies and clubs.
  • Provide a full and interesting programme of events including meetings in the winter months.
  • Fund and operate a rescue and rehabilitation service for sick and injured badgers.
  • Raise public awareness of badgers and the threats they face.
  • Support any changes in the law which will protect badgers.


We encourage everyone to join BTWS, our membership form can be downloaded below:

BTWS Membership (pdf) or BTWS Membership (doc)

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General Advice

We can offer guidance and advice regarding householders, badgers and the law

Environmental Activities

We can give advice on how to benefit your environment and for a modest cost provide bird and bat boxes


In order to function we sell bric-a-brac and give talks. If you have good quality goods to donate please contact us


Speakers can, for a donation, give talks about badgers to groups such as schools, societies and clubs. We hope they are interesting and informative with slides and exhibits. Please note we do not keep or use live animals. For more information contact us

More Information

Our information leaflet gives a brief introduction to the work of Badger Trust West Sussex. Anyone wishing to volunteer can complete the leaflet to give us an idea of the type of work you feel you are happiest with. Also included are Wildlife Emergency contacts including Badger Trust, RSPCA, Poison Hotline and Sussex Police.

BTWS Information Leaflet (pdf)

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