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Badger behaviour inside the cull zone

8 monthes ago   |   By British Ecological Society

A study led by researchers at international conservation charity ZSL and Imperial College London has found that culling drives badgers to roam 61% further afield - helping to explain why the practice, intended to reduce bovine TB transmission, can sometimes exacerbate the problem instead.
Published in the Journal of Applied Ecology today , the paper reveals that, after a population was culled, surviving badgers covered 61% more land each month than they had before the cull began, leading researchers to conclude that badgers explore new areas as individuals are removed from neighbouring...
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