Here you can find the details and maps of specific sites which should be monitored for illegal wildlife persecution. Many snare and trap sites are positioned near active badger territory. Please note this list is not exhaustive and is subject to change – it is vital people keep checking and reporting their findings. Badgers, mountain hares and other wildlife are highly vulnerable.
Yorkshire Bridge snare site, where badgers have been repeatedly caught, yet around 46 snares remained. Resnared briefly in spring 2018 and caught a badger. High risk to wildlife, runners and dogs.
Cutthroat Bridge snare site, close to Ladybower Nature Reserve, where badgers have been caught yet around 18 snares were left. Briefly resnared in Dec 2017 but clear as of early June 2018.
Bole Hill and Dennis Knoll snare sites, set in active Mountain Hare territory. Snares re-set on moorland at Dennis Knoll spring 2018.
Ladybower snare sites, again in active badger territory. Resnared summer 2018.
Stanage Lodge snare site, again close to an active badger sett. Re-set summer 2018 with new infrastructure around the Lodge. Snares in rhodedendrons and on open moorland. High risk to runners and dogs.
Wyming Brook snare site, just meters from the SSSI Nature Reserve. Repeatedly snared.
Yet another Bamford snare site on active badger territory. Briefly resnared in Jan 2018 but clear as of early Feb 2018.
LARGE MAMMAL TRAPS:
Stanage trap, in the immediate vicinity of active badger territory. Disappeared early 2018 but may have been relocated.
Rivelin Valley traps, in the vicinity of badger latrines. Removed or relocated Nov 2017:
Wyming Brook traps, in the immediate vicinity of the SSSI Nature Reserve. Disappeared late 2017/early 2018 but may have been relocated.
Fulwood badger trap, in an area of documented badger persecution. Disappeared late 2017 but may have been relocated.