Happy Hedgehog Awareness Week

This year, The British Hedgehog Preservation Society is once again running Hedgehog Awareness Week (HAW) between the 6th-12th May. Designed to raise awareness of the plight of Britain’s hedgehogs, the week aims to educate people with regards to how they themselves can help out our spiny friends. Hedgehogs have declined by up to 50% since the beginning of…

When did you last see a hedgehog?

The once familiar hedgehog has declined dramatically over the past few decades, and surprisingly for such a well-loved creature, very little is known about why the hedgehog is in crisis.  This makes it difficult to target conservation efforts to where they will be most effective.  It is presumed that road accidents, and the loss of…

Declining Hedgehogs: Are Badgers to Blame?

Two of Britain’s most adored mammals, the Badger (Meles meles) and Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) are never far from the headlines in recent times, though for starkly contrasting reasons. Badgers it seems are public enemy number one, at least¬†to some. Indeed, following a dramatic population increase, Badgers are now¬†subject to a controversial cull in an effort…