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 of Environment, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Okanagan Nation Alliance and Artemis Wildlife Consultants are collecting hair samples for genetic analysis to find out where important connections occur between badger populations in BC and […]


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Report your roadkill sightings

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 occurs. Roadkill badgers provide vital information, so we need to retrieve dead badgers as soon as possible after they have been struck. Report any dead badgers you see using the REPORT IT HERE link on […]


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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 […]


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Badgers are very distinctive looking, especially their faces. Badgers have a noticeable white stripe that runs down the top of their head, often from the tip of their nose all the way to their shoulders! The black cheek patches (called “badges”) are how badgers get their name. Read our FAQ to learn more about what kind of animal the badger […]


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The subspecies of badger found in British Columbia (jeffersonii subspecies) is classified as endangered because: Their habitat is being negatively affected by human development. Badgers seem to need some component of grassland to survive. Urban development and agriculture can reduce the suitability of these dwindling habitats for badgers. In the early 1900’s, badgers were widely persecuted because of the perception […]


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