OBG is a well established voluntary group that has operated as a not-for profit organisation for thirty years. In December 2019 we became a registered Charity. This was done primarily to help grow and support our badger vaccination programme. Our aims are:
Currently, our Chair, Treasurer and Secretary are the charity Trustees. They work with a small committee that usually meets monthly. Membership is by annual subscription and we encourage all active volunteers to join and take part in the AGM and other events. We organise sett survey walks and provide fieldwork training. We try to organise talks and badger watching events annually.
Whether you are a member or not, there are many ways to keep in touch. OBG maintains a mailing list that is free to subscribe with news of local and national interest. We have an active social media presence.
Our group is part of the Badger Trust. Part of each OBG members' subscription fee goes to the Trust to help it support the local badger group activities. Our members are entitled to attend the Badger Trust AGM and events. However we are separate charity organisations and many of "our" members also pay to support the Badger Trust and receive their super member packs.
OBG regularly liaises with other badger groups, especially those covering neighbouring areas - badgers don't respect county boundaries.
Due to the risk of wildlife crime, information on the location of badger setts and badger activity is considered highly confidential. OBG will only ever disclose information for authorised, professional reasons for the benefit of badgers.
Enquiries from ecologists and other professionals are welcome. Please contact our sett/ RTA records officer with details of the purpose and area of search requested.
Note that OBG will charge a fee to cover costs of providing the information.
Oxfordshire Badger Group Registered Charity No: 118685.