One of the biggest problems hedgehogs face is the fragmentation of their habitat – as we break up all that remains into small pockets, we have found that hedgehog populations slip into a state we would describe as ‘unviable’. A viable population of hedgehogs needs at least 90ha of unfragmented land, which is, of course, hard to come by.

And this is why we at the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and the People’s Trust for Endangered Species launched the Hedgehog Street campaign. Simple idea: get people to make holes in their fences, allowing hedgehogs access to a much larger area. And ...


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