Sadly, hedgehog populations are now so low that we rarely see them, even squashed ones on the side of the road. However, we know that vehicles are still one of the main threats to hedgehog conservation.
Together with People’s Trust for Endangered Species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society we are undertaking a national study of hedgehog roadkills with the aim of building a true picture of the impact cars have on our already dwindling hedgehog population.
The study, in a nutshell
A large body of data on hedgehog roadkill has been collected over the last seven years. We are currently analysing this data, with a view to gaining a better understanding of:
- habitat features associated with hedgehog roadkill;
- road features which might impact roadkill numbers;
- periods in the year when roadkill is likely to more prevalent;
- environmental factors which may have an influence.
How you can help
We need to raise £1,500 to fund part of the research. Can you help? To make a donation (however small) please click here.
The Mammal Society receives no central government funding for our core work so we rely on public donations to continue important work such as this study.