Hedgehogs’ unique appearance and proximity in gardens and suburban green spaces place them firmly in the public’s affections. They’re a wild mammal we can observe close-up and are a symbol of our natural heritage.
In 2015, The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs1, by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), outlined the findings of four surveys recording hedgehogs in urban and rural areas, and showed a worrying decline. This new report updates those findings and describes the current status of Britain’s hedgehogs a decade after they were made a priority species for conservation.
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