Welcome to Hedgehog Street
Hedgehog Street is a campaign aimed at ensuring the hedgehog, the UK’s only spiny mammal, remains a common and familiar part of British life. We know hedgehogs are in trouble. We’ve lost a third of all our hedgehogs in ten years.
Fortunately, hedgehogs love gardens, and there are around half a million hectares of garden in the UK. We know what hedgehogs need to survive in gardens.
Hedgehogs need access to lots and lots of different gardens to survive, so this campaign is as much about getting people to cooperate as it is about gardening for wildlife.
Three years on, there are over thirty thousand Hedgehog Champions registered on this website, forming a vibrant and enthusiastic community, and leading to local action for hedgehogs around the country.
Just take a look at the photo galleries for a taste of what’s happening.
Wherever you live, the green space in your local area can be a vital refuge for hedgehogs. This website has everything you could possibly need to help them thrive. In an increasingly urbanised Britain, we choose to lose all that is complex and beautiful if we do not stand up for our wild animals and plants.
I hope you can join in to help us fight for the hedgehog, the nation’s favourite wild animal.
Emily and Fay – the Hedgehog Street team.