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Successful British badger vaccination

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This video from Britain is called Project to Vaccinate Badger – One Show 22 Aug 2011.

From Wildlife Extra:

Successful start to badger vaccination in Cheshire

12 badgers vaccinated

October 2012. Cheshire Wildlife Trust has described its first badger bovine tuberculosis (bTB) vaccination deployment as ‘extremely successful’ after a two-day programme was undertaken at its Bickley Hall Farm headquarters.

A total of 19 badgers were captured in ‘live traps’ across two separate dawn sessions, with 12 badgers vaccinated with the BCG vaccine and the remaining 7 badgers recorded as ‘re-captures’ on the second morning.

The five-year vaccination strategy taken on by the charity will initially focus on Trust-managed sites and will expand to other private land in the area over the next four years.

Speaking after the final badger had been released, Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Richard Gardner said: “We’re delighted with the result over the last 48 hours, most…

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Food for Thought on Badgers…

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If watching the above video makes you feel strongly about the issues discussed then you may wish to sign the petition here.

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MOVIE: a night with bears

Spotted this great film about Arjen’s memorable night with some polar bears.

Natureview photography

Back to the Arctic. As I already wrote in this post we spent a really nice night in Heleysundet, Spitsbergen. Spending a night on one of the most beautiful ships in the Arctic looking out over a mother Polar Bear with two cubs is a real privilege. The advantage of the Noorderlicht is that she has a shallow draft, so we can come quite close to the shore. Fortunately the bears picked the spot the closest to the vessel, so we all had first rang views on them. After taking pictures for a while, I started filming as well. Here the results, for me the nicest Polar Bear footage I’ve made so far. I hope you like it!

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