Hedgehogs in Britain

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