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Hedgehog Ecology and Management for Practitioners training course

This unique training course provides a professional guide to hedgehog ecology, surveying and mitigation. 

Course content

hedgehog tunnel outdoor training session

Talk 1 Ecology and behaviour – an overview of basic biology, ecology, behaviour, disease and rehabilitation
Talk 2 Threats to hedgehogs and the law – urban and rural threats; UK conservation status and decline; UK legislation; the latest survey methods
Outdoor session To reinforce theory
Talk 3 Land management for hedgehogs – practical advice on management and mitigation

Duration: Full day

Why do I need to attend this course?

Hedgehog numbers have declined by a third in the last decade in both rural and urban areas. We need to change the way we manage our land to help support wild hedgehog populations.

This course is aimed at people involved in the management of public spaces or private amenity land. This includes consultants, landscape architects and developers. Immediately recognisable and popular with the public, hedgehogs provide a means to engage people in biodiversity issues and an intelligent focus for satisfying the requirements of the NERC Act. Hedgehogs are also frequently overlooked in ecological impact assessments. Small management changes can dramatically improve areas of land for this UK BAP species, potentially reversing its decline and enriching biodiversity more broadly.

This course has been produced in partnership with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and developed with hedgehog experts Dr Pat Morris & Dr Nigel Reeve.

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“The course on Friday was most excellent, thanks so much! a thoroughly informative day and has motivated us to think about hedgehog surveying the Canterbury area.” Kari Mcsherry, Native Ecology

This is a rolling programme of dates and locations. Current courses will be advertised here when planned. If you would like to be notified of the next course date, please contact




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