Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Map of Badger Species (not to scale!)
Beni and David Loti, who designed the book trailer for Badger, included a gorgeous map of major badger species and approximate territories as part of the animation. For all the badger fans out there, here's a revised version I've put together for my own public presentations on the book, with species names added. (Again, it's all approximate: for example, the Eurasian badger's territory actually extends all the way to Japan, but it's largely associated with Europe, so that's why it's placed so far to the west.)
Sadly, in all these regions badgers are either under assault or in decline. Increasing advocacy on behalf of these misunderstood mustelids offers hope for improvement. Badgers belong!