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Be a Hedgehog Champion

Hedgehogs are an indicator species. The habits of hedgehogs reflect the health of the environment and nature as a whole.

Unfortunately, hedgehogs in the UK have undergone a long historic decline. A third have been lost in urban areas since the millennium, according to a report by The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).

Launched in 2011, the ‘Hedgehog Street’ campaign aims to reverse the decline by encouraging people to become ‘Hedgehog Champions’ and add hedgehog-friendly features to their gardens, which are good habitats for hedgehogs.

Over 100,000 people have become ‘Hedgehog Champions’ so far. You can join them to help hedgehogs on the Hedgehog Street website. The website also provides lots of information about hedgehogs and what can be done to encourage hedgehogs in your garden and neighbourhood.

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