Help the hedgehog
The hedgehog needs our help!
The report called "The State of Britain's Hedgehogs 2011" made for alarming reading. It told us that the hedgehog has reduced by The British Hedgehog Preservation Society and the People's Trust for Endangered Species have joined forces to try to find out more about the decline and crucially to help stop it.
Urban landscapes are becoming more important to the hedgehog; so these two charities have launched Hedgehog Street, to encourage people in urban areas to join forces and do what they can to help these comical animals.
Visit the British Hedgehog Preservation Society
Join Hedgehog Street
Hogwatch - tell them of your hedgehog sightings
Go to the People's Trust for Endangered Species
|Reasons for the hedgehog's decline & steps you can take to help stop it: |
Read the Hogwatch Hedgehog information sheet which has some wonderful tips on helping hedgehogs in your garden - click here to download it - including how to make sure a hedgehog won't drown in your garden pond
Join hedgehog surveys
You can also help with surveys - they are vital because they can identify problems with wildlife numbers while there is still time to take action to help them. The PTES has surveys you can join in with, and you can also download Mammals on Roads iphone App.
Take part in Hogwatch, the nationwide survey of hedgehogs. It aims to create a map of the distribution of hedgehogs across the UK. Hedgehogs are more likely to be found in some areas than others, so whether you see a hedgehog in your garden or while out and about, let Hogwatch know about it.
Finally, if you really want to get active for hedgehogs, there are some more ways you can help hedgehogs here