Badger Population Estimate Confidence Limits Disclosure

David Miles made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Adran yr Amgylchedd, Bwyd a Materion Gwledig

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Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

With reference to the recent results of the badger population in the two pilot cull areas, the same data that DEFRA was prepared to use to authorise the culling of the badger, please provide the confidence limits around the population estimates - it is always a requirement when reporting mammal abundance and DEFRA so far has failed to provide this. It is essential information that this is placed in the public domain for scrutiny

Yours faithfully,

David G Miles

Helpline, Defra (CCU), Adran yr Amgylchedd, Bwyd a Materion Gwledig

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Please see attach acknowledgement for your FOI request (EIR 5082).

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