Badger road deaths continue to fall
Isle of Wight News - December 1999
Isle of Wight Badger Group has
reported a small fall in the number of deaths of the nocturnal
mammal on Island roads in the past year.
It believes motorists’ awareness
of badgers is contributing to the improving position.
Group spokesman, David Randall,
said a total of 76 badgers had died on Island roads this year,
compared to 77 last year and 88 in 1997.
“Hopefully the trend will
continue as drivers become increasingly aware of the fact that
badgers are around - especially at night,” he said.
Mr Randall added that road
accidents were still the biggest killer of badgers on the Island,
with the blackspots continuing to be on the major roads through
Niton, Whitwell and Bierley - where the badger population is the
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