Email info@curriculum-press.co.uk Phone 01952 271 318

171. Culling Badgers

Description

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis). Although it is still a relatively uncommon disease in Great Britain, its incidence is increasing, affected cow herds have to be slaughtered and we already spend more than £16 million annually on trying to control it.

Farmers believe that badgers are responsible for infecting their herds and many want an extensive badger cull. Some scientists and many wildlife organisations oppose this cull.

This Environmental Studies Factsheet:
• Describes how scientists have investigated the possible links between badger populations and the spread of bovine TB.
• Summarises the evidence for and against a cull.
• Describes other techniques that might be used to try to stop the spread
• Of bovine TB.

Download Type

.PDF (pdf) 2.078 MB

Date Published

April 2013

ISSN / ISBN

ISSN: 1351-5136

Copyright Disclaimer

The materials published on this website are protected by the Copyright Act of 1988. No part of our online resources may be reproduced or reused for any commercial purpose, or transmitted, in any other form or by any other means, without the prior permission of Curriculum Press Ltd.

Categories & Tags

Similar Resources

A Level Environmental Science

173. Hen Harriers V Red Grouse: A Moorland Management Conflict

Heather moorlands cover large areas of the UKs uplands but, globally, they are rare. In terms of...

A Level Environmental Science

160. Soil Trampling

This Environmental Studies Factsheet explains: • How trampling damages soil. • How this can be...

A Level Environmental Science

67. Overfishing: Are Government’s to Blame?

We know that many fisheries are being hugely overfished and that, if we continue to mine the oceans...

A Level Environmental Science

176. Is Bio Ethanol Carbon Neutral?

This Environmental Studies Factsheet explains:• Climate change and global warming.• Reducing carbon...

A Level Environmental Science

22. Desalination

450 million people suffer from water shortage and water tables are falling on every continent....

A Level Environmental Science

57. Managing Soils: Nitrates

In the exam, questions may require you to apply your understanding of the basic nitrogen cycle to...

A Level Environmental Science

192. Reopening UK Coal Mines

In 1920 British coal mines provided employment to over a million men in the UK but by 2010 only...

A Level Environmental Science

1. Breeding of Crops and Animals

This Environmental Studies Factsheet explains: • The breeding of crops and animals. • Vegetative...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Not Subscribed

Subscribe to A Level Environmental Science to access 250+ resources.

Subscribe
Add to Wishlist
Preview
171 Culling Badgers

Similar Resources

A Level Environmental Science

153. Metal Mining Returns to the West Country

Defra have confirmed that Hemerdon mine, north of Plymouth in Devon, is the fourth largest deposit...

A Level Environmental Science

82. Investigating Weeds and Crop Yield

This Environmental Studies Factsheet reviews recent investigations into the effect of weeds and...

A Level Environmental Science

130. Accuracy, Reliability and Validity

This Environmental Studies Factsheet explains:• The meaning of terms such as accuracy, validity and...

A Level Environmental Science

126. The Health Effects of Particulates

This Environmental Studies Factsheet explains: • The nature and sources of particulates. • Evidence...

A Level Environmental Science

158. Lemming Population Cycles and Climate Change

This Environmental Studies Factsheet summarises the population cycle of lemmings and how this cycle...

A Level Environmental Science

42. Zonation and Succession

Students commonly confuse the terms zonation and succession. This may be because both processes...

A Level Environmental Science

141. Were We Wrong to Ban DDT?

DDT is a persistent organic pesticide previously widely used in agriculture. Although it is now...

A Level Environmental Science

105. GDP and Energy Use

This Environmental Studies Factsheet explains: • The link between GDP and energy use. • Why the...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

Find exactly what you’re looking for.

Popular Searches