The Badger is at risk in British
Columbia due to fragmented and
threatened habitat, low reproductive
success and high mortality.
Badger habitat is limited primarily to
the dry, southern interior of the province.
The key habitats for Badgers –
grasslands and open pine or fir forests
along the major valleys – have been
greatly modified by development of
towns, rural subdivisions, ranches,
orchards, golf courses and highways.
Many former habitats, particularly in
the Okanagan area, no longer support
Badgers. Reservoir flooding in the East
Kootenay area has removed Badger
habitat. Forest succession and encroachment
into grasslands is reducing
available habitat in some regions,
although some habitat has been created
in areas where productive forests have
been cleared for agriculture.
Blood, Donald A., Newhouse, Nancy; Davis, Helen. 2002. Badger (Revised). Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. Species At Risk brochure
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: species at risk, sara, badger, threatened, endangered
Scientific Name: Taxidea taxus
English Name: Badger
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