This introductory land mammals course will explore the biology, ecology and conservation of badgers and other mustelids.

Mustelids are a family of carnivorous mammals including badgers, otters and more. Learn more about the several species of mustelids, including badgers, that the UK is home to, that you may be lucky to see.


Tutor: Jack Riggall

Jack Riggall is an experienced ecologist, naturalist and keen mammal recorder currently living near Leicester. They are actively involved with recording efforts for wild mammal species across the county including for Leicestershire & Rutland Badger Group, and they have taken part in national surveys such as the national polecat survey in 2014/15 and the sixth national otter survey of England in 2023. They have a soft spot for mustelids, especially badgers, and have assisted with badger vaccination schemes and other efforts to protect badgers. 

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