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We don’t know to what extent roads and traffic are affecting the UK’s declining population of hedgehogs. That’s why we’re helping fund a study into how road casualties are affecting our hedgehogs, and whether road tunnels are effective in reducing road mortality. Our findings will be used to guide and promote hedgehog conservation for years to come, before it’s too late.
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9 top ways to help stag beetles in your garden

1. Retain stumps The SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ACTION to help stag beetles is to keep stumps in place when trees or woody shrubs die or are cut down. This provides essential decaying wood underground for stag beetles to eat for years to come. 2. Build a log pyramid If you don’t already have stumps or …

7 things you never knew about stag beetles

1. They spend most of their life underground, looking like this! Striking stag beetles start their life as a larva (or grub) and it takes several YEARS- sometimes up to seven- for them to grow and develop into the adult beetles. During this time, they live underground. You might come across larvae whilst digging in …

A giant anteater leaves its mark

Arnaud Desbiez and his team are working in the Pantanal region, Brazil, to protect giant anteaters from habitat degradation and fragmentation as part of the Anteaters & Highways project. Giant anteaters are classified as vulnerable to extinction. Our colleague, Arnaud, sent us this recent wonderful and rarely seen footage. We’ve heard of many animal species …

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