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The giant anteater is an iconic creature of South America but it’s listed as vulnerable to extinction. The scrub forests and grasslands within the Cerrado biome of Brazil are under threat and, in the last 35 years, more than half of Brazil’s Cerrado has been converted into pasture or agricultural lands for cash crops. The …

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The cheetah is Africa’s most threatened large cat. Over the past century, the world’s cheetah population has declined by 90%. There are now only 7000 cheetahs left in Africa. Their future lies in the hands of the farmers with which they share the land. Cheetah Conservation Botswana aims to conserve Botswana’s important cheetah population through …

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Meet Rachel. She is one of our wonderful interns for 2019. See what she gets up to in a day as she works on her project to understand urban hedgehog populations in London. Any excuse to leave the office My day starts in the Conservation Technology storeroom at London Zoo. I need to prepare 70 …

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PTES and partners Doodles and Scribbles were invited by the team at the park’s wonderful community greenhouses to run a half term hedgehog morning for local kids. It was a full house of babies, toddlers, older children, parents and grandparents as the sun shone in south London.  We introduced the children to the world of …

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Our Hedgehog Ecology and Land Management guide is for anyone who manages green spaces within a town or city, including parks, schools, churchyards and recreational spaces. The illustrated booklet provides clear and detailed advice on helping hedgehogs, and the different ways land can easily be managed to become more hedgehog-friendly. The guide also includes advice …

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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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What is the ‘Wildlife Assessment Check’ tool? Whether a development site is in a rural or urban area, it’s vital that wildlife and habitat value are considered to avoid habitat loss, fragmentation and the damaging impact of daily human activity on the land. Development sites can put pressure on the biodiversity of a particular habitat, …

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Our New Year kicked off with a trip to the Oxford REAL Farming Conference. Here we talked to farmers about how they can help conserve endangered species such as hedgehogs, and precious habitats such as orchards and hedgerows on their land.   The conference has been running for 10 years and brings together thousands of …

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European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)

Hedgehog Street reveals which counties are recording the most hedgehog sightings For the first time we can revealed the counties across the British Isles who are recording the most (and least!) number of native hedgehog sightings. The Hedgehog Street team are calling for more people to record their sightings of Britain’s favourite mammal online, to …

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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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Hedgehog by Ali Taylor

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 the ongoing decline in native hedgehog numbers, presented Chris Grayling with a special ‘Species Champion’ …

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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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