Student Spotlight - Jono Fletcher PhD student at the University of Keele Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @jwjfletcher Project overview Urban environments can be challenging places to live for animals due to dangers such as traffic, misadventure, toxic substances, conflict with … [Read more...] about How garden feeding affects the health and foraging behaviour of foxes, badgers and hedgehogs
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Mammal Society council member Dawn Scott is an expert in mammal ecology and conservation. Dawn is Head of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Keele. Twitter @ProfDawnScott. Together with PhD student Kate Davies, Dawn is currently leading a conservation study on the post release … [Read more...] about Investigating the behaviour of rehabilitated hedgehogs
Are hedgehogs at risk in your area? Zoom in on our hedgehog roadkill map, below, to find out if there are any high risk roads near you. You can then tick the Hedgehog Roadkill Probability box, in the top right corner of the map, to find out more detail about the likelihood of hedgehog road deaths … [Read more...] about Hedgehog hotspots
Mammal charities identify worst areas for hedgehog road deaths If you are driving in the suburbs of Leeds, Manchester, Stoke on Trent or Birmingham this year, look out for one of Britain’s iconic and most threatened mammals. In research just published, the Mammal Society details when, where … [Read more...] about Predicting hedgehog mortality risks on British roads
Introduction This survey was started for a couple of reasons. Twenty years ago in Grafham, when walking the dog before bedtime, (about 10.00 - 11 pm) one or more hedgehogs could be seen regularly. Now they are not so regularly seen in this way, in fact it is a rather rare sight. This, combined with … [Read more...] about Grafham Hedgehog Survey 2019 by Carole Baber
Hedgehog hotspots by Patrick Wright Hedgehogs, along with farmland birds, are often used as an example of the overall decline of biodiversity in the UK. Populations were estimated to be around 1.5 million in 1995 and have since then declined to 500,000 in 2018 according the latest population … [Read more...] about Mammal Week 2019 – Hedgehogs
A squashed hedgehog on the side of the road used to be such a common sight that a road safety campaign was launched on the back of it. Who over the age of about thirty doesn’t remember 1997’s King of the Road hedgehogs? Twenty years later it is rare to see a dead hedgehog, let alone a live one. The … [Read more...] about Are we driving hedgehogs to extinction?
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 … [Read more...] about Mammal Society Appeal – Are we Driving Hedgehogs to Extinction?