Why do we need to help hedgehogs?
Well, over half of hedgehogs have been lost from our countryside since 2000 and hedgehogs have disappeared from a third of sites in towns and cities. Counting hedgehogs is difficult so there is a lot of uncertainty about the precise number but the most recent estimate in England, Scotland and Wales, from 2018, puts the figure at 879,000, with about a quarter of these in urban areas.
The good news is that numbers are beginning to recover in towns and cities. Most of us have no control over rural areas, but If you have a garden which can connect to other properties in your street, this is where YOU come in! We can help you to help our prickly friends.