AS part of the Welsh Government’s drive to tackle the problem of bovine tuberculosis (TB), individuals are being asked to report sightings of dead badgers to help with an extensive survey.

The survey aims to improve understanding of the distribution of TB infection across Wales and will be carried out for at least the whole of 2015.

Anyone finding a dead badger is asked to contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) on 0300 303 8268. The line is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. APHA will, wherever possible, collect all carcasses reported.

The Badger Found Dead survey within the Intensive Action Area (IAA) in north Pembrokeshire is continuing as normal. Any badgers found dead in the IAA should be reported to Welsh Government on 0800 4961439.