• Badgers live in the grasslands and dry forests of the interior of British Columbia.

  • Badgers generally move around at night and are secretive by nature.

  • Badgers are endangered in British Columbia.

Have you seen a badger? Report it HERE

Welcome

Badgers are carnivorous mammals that live in the grasslands and dry forests of the interior of British Columbia. Even though we live with badgers, not many people are fortunate enough to see one because badgers generally move around at night and are secretive by nature.

Unfortunately, badgers are endangered in British Columbia. Although they were likely widespread up to the late 1800’s, it is believed that probably less than 350 badgers live here now. The grasslands and dry forests of the Thompson, Okanagan, Boundary, Nicola, Cariboo, and East Kootenay regions are home to most of the remaining badgers in BC.

Habitat loss, through housing developments and intensive agriculture, and deaths caused by road mortality, shooting, and poisoning are contributors to the decline of badger populations in BC.

Please follow the links to learn more about badgers in BC, the conservation challenges facing the species, and what people can do to help recover populations of this endangered species in British Columbia.

Our Mission

To restore self-sustaining populations of North American badgers in British Columbia through effective conservation planning and implementation.

Contact Information

The jeffersonii Badger Recovery Team may be contacted through:

General Information about badgers in BC: info@badgers.bc.ca
Recovery Team co-chair: Rich Weir

For any badger related sightings please call: 1-888-223-4376 (1-888-BADGER6)

 

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New science helping improve the health of endangered badger populations in south-central British Columbia.

Saturday, June 25 2016

A new project is underway using advanced genetic tools to help improve the outlook for endangered badgers in British Columbia. Biologists at UBC-Okanagan, BC Ministry […]

Report your roadkill sightings

Tuesday, May 27 2014

The main leading cause for badger mortality is badger-vehicle collisions on major roads. We depend on sightings of badgers to identify where the species still […]

Badgers live in the grasslands and dry forests of the interior of British Columbia.

Sunday, May 4 2014

Badgers are carnivorous mammals that live in the grasslands and dry forests of the interior of British Columbia. Even though we live with badgers, not […]