2015 State of the Natural Environment Report: Gloucestershire Hedgehogs in Decline

When was the last time you saw a hedgehog? Sadly the hedgehog population in Gloucestershire is declining rapidly. We can save Gloucestershire’s hedgehogs. But we can’t do it alone. To succeed, we need your support now more than ever so that this much-loved species doesn’t disappear from under our noses.

Hedgehogs used to be a familiar and wellloved visitor to our gardens, but with a continued decline since the 1950’s, will the hedgehog still be around to surprise and delight our children and our children’s children? Hedgehogs are most commonly spotted in parks and gardens, where bushes and hedges provide the perfect day-time getaway, and insect-rich lawns and flowerbeds make excellent feeding grounds at dusk. But it appears that all is not well with the state of the UK’s hedgehogs.

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