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Hedeghog Photo Credit Paul Genge

Hedgehogs are declining: the State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018 report revealed that the population of the nation’s favourite mammal has fallen by half in the British countryside since 2000. Now, the two wildlife charities behind this report, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), who together run Hedgehog Street, …

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Love hedgehog box

Wildlife conservation charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its 2018 Christmas catalogue, offering a range of unique gifts perfect for anyone who loves wildlife. From a new hedgehog box full of hedgehoggy goodies to stylish woodland-inspired scarves, the catalogue showcases several stocking-filler ideas as well as larger gifts. Most importantly, 100% of …

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Hedgehog by Miroslav Hlavko/Shutterstock.com

Results from the first systematic survey of rural hedgehog populations in England and Wales using footprint tracking tunnels has been published in Scientific Reports. Summary of findings This was the first systematic survey of rural hedgehog populations in England and Wales using footprint tracking tunnels to measure the presence / absence of hedgehogs Hedgehogs were present …

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Ann Stratford Hedgehog Street

Survey results reveal the secrets to creating a hedgehog’s perfect home…. School’s out for the summer so what better way to spend an afternoon than by creating your own hedgehog house, to help the nation’s favourite mammal from further decline. The Hedgehog Street team is urging people to help hedgehogs by building them the perfect …

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hedgehog by Sheila Lodey

The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018 report, published earlier this year, showed that hedgehogs in rural areas are in severe decline with numbers plummeting by half since the millennium. Now, along with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), we’ve published an illustrated guide offering advice to the farmers and other landowners on how to help …

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mammals on roads 2018 photo credit: Emily Jones

The drive to survey Britain’s mammals: roadkill sightings can help conservation efforts This summer we are calling on the public to record sightings of mammals, dead or alive, whilst driving along Britain’s road network as part of our Mammals on Roads 2018 survey. The information will help to spot changing trends in populations and identify where conservation …

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water vole credit 'Iain Green  www.wildwonder.co.uk_square3

Are water voles at risk from development? WildCRU research questions efficacy of mitigation technique. The water vole, immortalised as ‘Ratty’ in Kenneth Grahams’ Wind in the Willows was formerly a common sight on waterways throughout mainland Britain. However, catastrophic declines due to predation from invasive American mink combined with habitat loss and fragmentation have resulted …

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water vole credit 'Iain Green  www.wildwonder.co.uk_square3

National Water Vole Monitoring Programme starts 15 April 2018   People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling on all wildlife enthusiasts to help monitor signs of the UK’s disappearing water voles as part of its annual National Water Vole Monitoring Programme.   Affectionately portrayed as Ratty in childhood favourite Wind in the Willows, water …

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unicorn (photo credit: Rob Boudon

Iconic British unicorns reintroduced into secluded nature reserve on the Isle of Wight We are proud to unveil our new project – reintroducing unicorns (Equus monoceros) into Briddlesford Wood on the Isle of Wight and the Shetland Isles, as part of our ongoing conservation efforts to reintroduce endangered species back to the UK. Once a …

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water vole credit 'Iain Green  www.wildwonder.co.uk_square3

National treasure ‘Ratty’ needs urgent help to survive A new analysis of data collected over ten years by a network of experts led by The Wildlife Trusts and supported by People’s Trust for Endangered Species has revealed that water vole distribution has declined dramatically. There has been a 30% decline in the places where these …

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hedgehog in house by Ann Stratford Hedgehog Street

Hedgehogs on the Edge: new report shows hedgehogs plummet by half in British countryside At least half the population of our native hedgehogs has been lost from the British countryside over the last two decades, warn two wildlife charities in a report issued today, Wednesday 7 February 2018. The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018, published …

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Hedgehog by Ali Taylor

  For immediate release: 23 October 2017   New ‘Hedgehog Species Champion’ appointed   The Rt Hon Chris Grayling, MP for Epsom & Ewell and Secretary of State for Transport has become the new ‘Species Champion’ for the UK’s native hedgehog.   The team behind Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign set up to help halt …

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