STATE OF BRITAINS HEDGEHOGS

Really Interesting report on the state of Hedgehogs in the UK.

Also some really nice graphs.

Happy to reblog it from the Chatou Nature Blog.

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State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2022

Today sees the release of the brand newState of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2022report, published by People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society .

TheState of Britain’s Hedgehogsreport looks at how Britain’s hedgehogs are faring. Data from different wildlife surveys is used to analyse population trends and how these are changing over time. The report is the only comprehensive review of the status of hedgehogs in the UK.

Report headlines

  • Hedgehogs in Britain have undergone a long historic decline, but differences between urban and rural populations are increasingly apparent.
  • In urban areas, the picture is of a stable population showing signs of recovery. This highlights the importance of gardens and green spaces, and local action by people like you, our fantastic Hedgehog Champions.
  • In stark contrast, rural populations remain low. In the last two decades, numbers have continued to…

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