Action: Provide badger gates
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- We have captured no evidence for the effects of providing badger gates on farmland wildlife.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
This intervention may involve installing gates where badger paths cross netting or fences, to allow badgers to pass through without damaging the fence. The badger gate may consist of a frame with a wooden flap that opens both ways (Natural England 2011).
Natural England (2011) Badger gates in rabbit-proof fencing. Natural England Technical Information Note TIN026. Second Edition 1 January 2011.