Undoubtedly one of the biggest wildlife issues in Ireland and Britain over the last few years has been the role of badgers (Meles meles) in the transmission of TB to cattle and the subsequent culling efforts to curtail the disease. This has understandably led to public outcry over this culling policy and alternatives such as vaccination trials are now being tested in … [Read more...] about Are Irish badgers a distinct subspecies?
About Allan McDevitt
Allan is a population geneticist and mammalogist currently based between the University of Leuven in Belgium and the Mammal Research Institute in Poland. He specializes in using genetics to inform conservation and to recontruct the history of a wide variety of mammalian species in Ireland, Europe and North America.