Category: Hedgehogs

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Is Your Garden too Tidy for Hedgehogs?

In the last 50 years, hedgehog numbers have fallen from 3 million to 1 million. Whether you live in a rural or urban area, you can help by creating a mini hedgehog-habitat in your garden. Over 100,000 hedgehogs are killed on UK roads every year, but that’s not the main reason for declining numbers. In rural areas, the main culprit is pesticide use and the removal of hedgerows for agriculture. “This kind of barren one-crop landscape has removed the amount of area that hedgehogs can live in,” Emily Wilson, hedgehog officer for the campaign group, Hedgehog Street, said. “The large-scale...