Why are hedgehogs declining?
This issue is not a straightforward one as there could be many factors that are contributing to the decline of hedgehog populations. This is further complicated by populations declining in both urban and rural habitats where the pressures and changes in the environment are very different.
Research is underway to teach us more about why hedgehogs are declining and what we can do about it
PTES and BHPS are currently commissioning various research projects into the reasons for their decline and measures that could be taken to reverse the effects.