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
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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
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 … [Read more...] about Hedgehog hotspots
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?
Ever wondered why your neighbour has hedgehogs in their garden and you don’t? The team at the Mammal Society hopes that you can help them to answer this question by completing a survey about hedgehog habits in your area. Statistics from last year’s HogWatch survey show that over half of those who … [Read more...] about Coveting your neighbour’s hedgehog?
The hedgehog is rapidly disappearing from Britain. Today the Mammal Society is calling on the public to help find out why. Hedgehogs are thought to have declined by around a third over the past 10 years, and the reasons for the decline remain largely unknown. To help solve the mystery the charity … [Read more...] about Can the hedgehog call the hedgerow home anymore?