Following on from the results gained from our first year of running the Hedgehog Watch survey during National Mammal Week, we are conducting a project investigating how artificial lighting affects hedgehogs in gardens, appropriately named, the Hedgehog and Lighting Project! Our Hedgehog Watch … [Read more...] about Introducing the Hedgehog and Lighting Project
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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?
Press release issued by Wildlife and Countryside Link on Monday 29 October 2018 in response to the Budget. Responding to the Budget, 18 environmental groups are highlighting their disappointment with the limited new initiatives and lack of funding for nature announced today. This … [Read more...] about ‘Gold standard’ environment pledge tarnished by lack of environmental Budget measures
The once familiar hedgehog has declined dramatically over the past few decades. Surprisingly, for such a well-loved creature, very little is known about why the hedgehog is in crisis. This makes it difficult to target conservation efforts to where they will be most effective. It is presumed that … [Read more...] about Ever wondered what hedgehogs get up to when we’re not looking?
During last year's Mammal Week we launched the Hedgehog Watch Project asking our supporters to let us know when they had last seen a hedgehog. We had almost 4,000 responses altogether, helping us to map sightings across the UK! The responses continue to contribute to ongoing research but key … [Read more...] about 2017 Hedgehog Watch Project now open
Current surveys and projects Are Small Mammals Ingesting Plastic? The Mammal Society with support from Waitrose & Partners as part of their Golden Jubilee Trust scheme is launching an exciting new project. The study will analyse faecal samples of small mammals across the UK in order to … [Read more...] about Surveys and Projects
Latest Appeal Hogs on Roads 2020 Last year we asked you to help record hedgehog sightings and ran an appeal to raise money to fund research into hedgehog road deaths. Thanks to your help, we have now identified hotspots where hedgehogs are most at risk on roads. Click here to view our interactive … [Read more...] about Latest Appeal
Yes, its finally here! This is the week where we go all out to raise awareness of Britain's mammals and the conservation issues they face. This year's event runs from Friday 18 through to Sunday 27 October and our theme for 2019 is #MammalsMatter. From tiny bats to prowling wildcats, all of … [Read more...] about National Mammal Week is here!