A report ‘The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2022 has just been published. Its key points are:
- Hedgehogs in Britain have undergone a long historic decline, but differences
between urban and rural populations are becoming increasingly apparent.
- In urban areas, the picture is of a stable population that might be recovering,
highlighting the importance of gardens and green spaces, and local action, in
ensuring a future for hedgehogs.
- In stark contrast, rural populations remain low and, in the last two decades, have
continued to decline by between a third and three-quarters nationally. The largest
declines are seen in the eastern half of England.
The report can be found at https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/SoBH-2022-Final.pdf